Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Remake of John Woo's The Killer

John Woo is directing a remake of his 1989 Hong King crime classic and the "Black Panther" star is in talks to play the titular assassin, first originated by Chow Yun Fat. And after almost 30 years, Woo will be returning to The Killer to direct his own remake. It's confirmed that Nyong'o will fulfill the role of the assassin that was played by Chow Yun-fat. He decides to do one last job in order to pay for eye surgery, but things get complicated by the investigation of a police detective.

On the upside, John Woo's longtime cohorts, Mark Gordon and Lori Tilkin, who helped with producing A Better Tomorrow will be working with him once again on the remake of The Killer.

This is one of the rare times where the original creator is remaking one of his own works and adapting it toward the coerced multicultural trend now making waves in mainstream movie-making. The film is slated to being production later this year in France and Germany.

Following her recent comic book action turn in Black Panther, Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is ready for an action franchise of her own. Universal VP Production Sara Scott will oversee for the studio.

This remake has been going around for a while, with a draft by Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken, and a rewrite from Eran Creevy.

Woo is represented by ICM Partners and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman L.L.P. Nyong'o is represented by CAA, Innovative Artists, and Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano.

  • Rosalie Stanley