Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Remake of John Woo's THE KILLER

Lupita Nyong'o Picture
Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o is in talks to star in Universal and eOne's remake of John Woo's classic action film "The Killer". Woo himself will helm the remake that will gender-swap the lead role.

In the original, Chow Yun-Fat starred as an assasasin who accidentally blinds a young nightclub singer (Sally Yeh) while on his last mission for the Triads. Her sight can be restored with a corneal transplant, but the operation is expensive, so the hitman takes on one last hit in order to pay for it. Things get complicated when his boss double-crosses him and he's forced to team up with the Detective who was trying to catch him.

According to Universal's brief description, the remake is a "blistering thriller that blends espionage with extraordinary stunts". Nyong'o will star as the assassin. The film will be produced by Mark Gordon ("Saving Private Ryan", "The Day After Tomorrow") and Matt Jackson ("End of Watch"). Luc Etienne ("The Purge: Election Year") will serve as executive producer.

The Killer 1989 Movie Image


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