Killer gets green light for 3-D remake
South Korea’s Jung Woo-sung will star in a 3-D English-language remake of iconic Hong Kong film The Killer.
The new film is to be directed by Korea’s John H Lee and produced by Lion Rock Productions, the company controlled by Terence Chang and John Woo, director of the 1989 original film.
International rights are handled by Los Angeles firm Essential Entertainment, which will open up sales at Berlin’s European Film Market later this month.
The picture is now in pre-production and will be a contemporary retelling of the story in which an elite Asian assassin risks everything to protect a beautiful singer that he unintentionally blinded. But he can only do so with the help of an LAPD detective who is trying to catch him.