Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Killer Remake Is Coming, Like It Or Not

John Woo's action classic The Killer, is one of the best action movies of all time.  In the entire history of cinema ever.  It's a fantastic movie.  It does not need to be remade!  But Hollywood in all their wisdom, is going to remake it, in 3D for crying out loud, and John Woo himself is actually producing it!  What are you thinking Woo??  The remake is currently in pre-production, with John H. Lee (Saying Good-bye, Oneday, The Cut Runs Deep) set to direct. Jung Woo-Sung  (the lead of The Good The Bad The Weird) will portray the character made famous by Chow Yun-Fat. Woo also recently had this to say: “While all my films are special to me, THE KILLER is truly one of my favorites. We are thrilled to reinvent it as an English-language film and know it’s in capable hands by the incredible visual style and tender emotion John H. Lee brings to all his films.”
    Hollywood seems to have this need for remakes instead of coming up with original ideas but some films just shouldn't be remade, and The Killer is one of them But unfortunately, it is happening.
    The film will follow the same plot as the original and be set in the present day.  If you haven't seen the original then you are missing a fantastic adrenaline rush of a movie and you should go watch it right now!

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