The Takedown and Jurrasic World: Dominion actor Omar Sy will lead The Killer for John Woo’s newest directorial effort for Peacock, as reported by the trades on Thursday.
Chow Yun-Fat starred in the original 1989 movie which centers on an assassin who accidentally damages the eyes of the singer during a shootout and decides to perform one last hit to pay for her operation. When he’s double-crossed, he teams up with a cop to get even.
The film was posied for a remake twenty years ago and circled a number of screenwriters, potential stars and directors, the latest being actress Lupita Nyong’o who boarded the project in early 2019 and left it later that year.
Matthew Stuecken and Josh Campbell(“10 Cloverfield Lane”) penned the screenplay along with as Eran Creevy(“Welcome to the Punch,” “Collide”) and Brian Helgeland(“42,” “Legend,” “Spenser Confidential”).
A streaming date is expected for 2023 with a release date pending for Woo’s recently-completed actioner, Silent Night starring Joel Kinnanan.
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