While it won’t be a direct remake, it’s fair to say that there will be some elements of the original “Killer” that will remain intact in its English-language remake. It will likely involve an assassin (Ah Jong in the original, played by Chow Yun Fat) taking one last job before retiring to atone for his costly mistake in the job.
While that crime and work are currently undetermined, it may be similar to the plot given to Jennie (Sally Yeh), a singer who was accidentally blinded by Ah Jong. Finally, there’s the possibility that a detective character (Li Ying, played by Danny Lee) could find himself entangled in the assassin’s plans before finally joining forces with him. Sy has yet to be confirmed as an assassin or a detective, but he would be a good fit for either character. More actors will no doubt be announced in the coming weeks.
While it’s great to see a brand new Hollywood Woo movie in theaters, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to see “The Killer” there. That’s because the movie will be one of three original movies made for Peacock, Universal Studios and NBC’s streaming service, in 2023. It’s a shame, but at least we’re getting an action movie. New Woo.
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