The Killer

Release date:TBD

Studio:Universal Pictures

Director:John Woo

MPAA Rating:N/A

Screenwriters:, , ,

Starring:Lupita Nyong'o

Genre:Thriller, Action

Plot Summary:

A remake of John Woo’s classic Hong Kong action flick "The Killer." Woo himself will return to helm the Americanized remake, which is eyeing Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o to take the title role of Ah Jong (likely to be renamed) as originated in Chow Yun-fat’s iconic performance. The original film depicted a stone-cold killer whose icy veneer is melted by a singer he accidentally blinds during a hit job on a mobster. In order to get enough money for her eye operation, he has to perform one last hit, eventually teaming up with a cop. The new film will reportedly stick to this formula, with Nyong’o’s hitwoman accidentally blinding another woman.