The Crossing (太平轮: 乱世浮生), the upcoming epic from John Woo will be the Titanic of the east. With such a huge casts from China, Japan and Korea (Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye Kyo, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming, Tong Dawei and Masami Nagasawa), coupled with the promising trailer (that I am about to share below), it will be a real treat to the wide range of audience.
Official Synopsis of The Crossing :
In the year 1945, the Chinese army led by General Lei Yi Fang (Huang Xiaoming) defeats the Japanese troops. Tong Da Qing (Dawei Tong), a signaller from the army, successfully captures Yan Ze Kun (Takeshi Kaneshiro), a Taiwanese doctor working for the Japanese army. After the Japanese surrender, the three embark on different paths. Lei returns to Shanghai and marries Zhou Yun Fen (Hye-Kyo Song) who comes from a rich family.
Yan returns to Taiwan only to find out that his lover, Noriko (Masami Nagasawa), has been repatriated to Japan. As for Tong, he falls in love with a nurse, Yu Zhen (Zhang Ziyi).
Life seems peaceful for awhile until the Chinese civil war breaks out and changes the lives of many.
In fear of political changes, many rush to board the Taiping, a Chinese steamer that is heading for Taiwan. A last ray of hope for the people, the ship departs…unfortunately, it meets with an accident and capsizes. Is all hope gone or will there be a chance of survival?