The Killer 

The long awaited English language remake of John Woo's revered 1989 heroic bloodshed masterpiece 'The Killer'. The original film followed professional hitman Ah Jong (Chow Yun Fat) trying ... See full summary »

Director:

John Woo

Writers:

Josh Campbell (screenplay), Eran Creevy | 1 more credit »

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Status: Pre-production | See complete list of  »
Comments: Fast-tracked at Universal.
Updated: 30 April 2018
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The long awaited English language remake of John Woo's revered 1989 heroic bloodshed masterpiece 'The Killer'. The original film followed professional hitman Ah Jong (Chow Yun Fat) trying to make amends and pay for a cornea transplant to restore the sight of a beautiful young singer Jennie (Sally Yeh) who is blinded in a shootout during one of his assignments. Ah Jong is wracked with guilt and begins to follow Jennie and look out for her. She is unaware of his true identity and they become good friends. In order to pay for the operation, Ah Jong takes on one last high risk hit. When he is double crossed by the gang boss who hired him, he finds himself being hunted by a triad hit squad and forms an unlikely alliance with police detective Li Ying (Danny Lee) who has been on his trail, a man who can see that despite what he does for a living, Ah Jong is a man of principle and morals, willing to put his life on the line to do the right thing and redeem himself.....

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USA

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Walter Hill and David Giler wrote a script for a remake of The Killer (1989) as far back as 1992. It was planned to have starred Richard Gere and Denzel Washington. See more »

Connections

Remake of Magnificent Obsession (1954) See more »

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