• Chow Yun-Fat in The Killer directed by John Woo, 1989 (Movie still)Source: Movie still
Universal Pictures is developing a remake of Chinese action film "The Killer," with John Woo returning to direct and Lupita Nyong'o attached to star.
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Variety

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Reuters
1 May 2018 - 9:42 AM  UPDATED 1 May 2018 - 9:42 AM

The original 1989 movie, starring Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee, and Sally Yeh, was widely acclaimed and led to Woo being hired by Hollywood studios. Chow played an assassin who accidentally damages the eyes of a singer (portrayed by Sally Yeh). The two fall in love, and he decides to perform one last hit in order to pay for a corneal transplant to prevent her from going blind.

Nyong'o will portray the assassin in what the studio is calling a 'reimagination' of the original movie. She recently starred in Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and won an Oscar for best supporting actress for 12 Years a Slave.

Entertainment One's Mark Gordon and Matt Jackson will produce alongside Woo. 

Eran Creevy wrote the script based on a draft by Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken. Brian Helgeland has been hired for additional writing.

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