Omar Sy and Nathalie Emmanuel to star in John Woo’s remake of The Killer

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John Woo’s iconic action film The Killer is getting a remake, and Omar Sy and Nathalie Emmanuel will star.

John Woo is one of the forefathers of the modern action film, helping to create an entire subgenre known as Heroic Bloodshed. From his earliest martial arts picture Hand Of Death through the legendary Hard Boiled and The Killer to his underrated English language debut Broken Arrow and blockbusters like Mission Impossible 2, Woo’s action sequences are as majestic as they are brutally balletic.

The Killer, released in 1989, followed Chow Yun-Fat as a troubled hitman who injures a singer. He must commit one last hit to raise the money for her operation, without which she will go blind. It is often cited as one of the greatest action films ever made. If you’ve never had the pleasure, it really is incredible.

According to Deadline, Omar Sy and Nathalie Emmanuel will star in the upcoming English language remake, which will be directed and produced by Woo himself, working from a screenplay by Matthew Stuecken, Josh Campbell, Eran Creevy and Brian Helgeland.

The Killer will be released via the Peacock streaming service, no release date has been announced.

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