It has been a bizarre previous street for John Woo’s plan to remake The Killer. Lengthy in improvement, it has been by means of completely different variations throughout the years, most just lately with Woo himself again to direct and Lupita Nyong’o starring. That iteration is not taking place, however the reboot itself continues to be alive, with Woo connected, taking purpose at streaming service Peacock.
Woo’s film – which starred Chow Yun-Fats as a Hong Kong hitman who by accident blinds an harmless lady throughout successful and turns into decided to get her the medical therapy she wants whereas additionally finishing one final job – was the director’s bullet-flinging calling card for his later Hollywood profession and have become vastly influential.
Whereas we’re nonetheless probably not satisfied the world wants a brand new model, Woo’s involvement at the least provides some confidence. Woo is at the moment filming revenge thriller Silent Night time, which stars Joel Kinnaman and Catalina Sandino Moreno.
That is all a part of Common’s push to have extra authentic movies debuting on Peacock, together with Capturing Stars, which charts basketball legend LeBron James’ origin story and Reward This, starring Chloe Bailey as the most recent member of a neighborhood’s church choir who pushes her members in a hipper musical path – however one which may put her personal profession in danger.
“We all know individuals be part of Peacock to observe motion pictures, so we’re continually including extra to serve followers,” says Peacock’s Kelly Campbell. “Along with the Common Filmed Leisure Group, we’re excited to ship recent, unique, authentic movies subsequent 12 months to our prospects along with the legendary Common Photos blockbuster movies and beloved franchises streaming now.”