In addition to a remake of his own movie The Killer, action auteur John Woo will also return with the upcoming Silent Night, which has received its official MPA rating this week.
Director John Woo’s Silent Night has been rated “R” for…
“Strong bloody violence, drug use and some language.”
From Capstone Studios and Thunder Road Films, Silent Night stars Joel Kinnaman (The Suicide Squad) alongside Scott Mescudi (X), Harold Torres, and Catalina Sandino Moreno.
In Silent Night, written by Robert Archer Lynn (Prisoner, Deadbox), “A grieving father enacts his long-awaited revenge against a ruthless gang on Christmas Eve.”
Of particular note, the film is said to feature no dialogue. Yes, we realize the MPA rating lists “some language” as a reason for its “R” rating. And we are also very confused about that.
John Woo told Vulture, “Very interesting movie. The whole movie is without dialogue. It allowed me to use visuals to tell the story, to tell how the character feels. We are using music instead of language. And the movie is all about sight and sound. The budget was a little tight, and the schedule was tight, but it made me change my working style. Usually, for a big movie, a studio movie, we shoot a lot of coverage, then leave it to the cutting room. But in this movie, I tried to combine things without doing any coverage shots. I had to force myself to use a new kind of technique. Some scenes were about two or three pages, but I did it all in one shot.”
Stay tuned for the trailer and release information as we learn it.