John Woo Addresses Stranglehold Movie, Sequel

There’s something quite delightful about the pure action game.  Max Payne proved this statement with its unequivocal no-nonsense shooting gameplay.  Red Dead Revolver managed to go in that same direction and provide a thrilling action game set in a Western theme.  And John Woo’s Stranglehold, released in 2007 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, only emphasized the awesomeness of the third-person shooter.

The game, which was designed to be a sequel to Woo’s 1992 action film Hard Boiled, provided gamers with in-your-face shooting action and appropriately-placed slow-mo sequences.  Fans of Woo’s video game outing will be pleased to know that a sequel is in the works.  Woo recently expressed his determination for releasing a film based on the game, but also brought up the fact that there are currently no plans for a video game sequel.

“I don’t have that much time, even though I want to make one again,” stated Woo.  The Hong Kong action film legend said that the reason Stranglehold 2 wasn’t in the works (or even planned, for that matter) was due to time constraints brought on by the production of two films which he is currently working on.

Sorry, Stranglehold fanatics, but you may not be getting that sequel anytime soon.  At least you can look forward to the film adaptation, not to mention Woo’s two upcoming films.  Plus, Max Payne 3’s release is right around the cor–  Oh, that got delayed, didn’t it?

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