Action director John Woo (
Lin will play a beauty who "loves peace and is opposed to war" in the movie, which is based on a famous battle during China's Three Kingdoms period of 221-265 AD, Woo said during a visit to Taiwan.
Hong Kong star Chow Yun-fat (
The movie will be a joint production between China's state-owned China Film Group and Woo's Los Angeles-based Lion Rock Productions.
Woo is in the country to promote Song Song and Little Cat, a short film on the friendship of two Chinese children. The film is part of the UN-sponsored The Invisible Children series.