Fans of legendary director John Woo are in for a treat as he returns to helm Lionsgate’s Silent Night. A renowned name in Asian cinema and film, Woo is best known for some of the best action films ever made such as A Better Tomorrow (1986). He has also garnered acclaim in the west with films such as Face-Off (1997).
Woo however has not helmed a film since 2017’s Manhunt, an Asian production. This year though, the director makes a long-awaited return to the director’s chair with Lionsgate. Silent Night also marks his first Hollywood film since Paycheck (2003).
About Silent Night
From legendary director John Woo and the producer of John Wick comes Silent Night. This gritty revenge tale of a tormented father (Joel Kinnaman) who witnesses his young son die when caught in a gang’s crossfire on Christmas Eve.
While recovering from a wound that costs him his voice, he makes vengeance his life’s mission and embarks on a punishing training regimen in order to avenge his son’s death. Full of Woo’s signature style, Silent Night redefines the action genre with visceral, thrill-a-minute storytelling.
Silent Night lands in cinemas this December. Starring alongside Kinnaman are Scott Mescudi, Harold Torres and Catalina Sandino Moreno. Check out the trailer below for a first look at this gritty holiday film.