Legendary action director John Woo’s 1989 Hong Kong classic “The Killer” will be remade in Los Angeles with a Korean star replacing Chow Yun-fat as the hard-boiled hit man says Reuters.
Korean-American Director John H. Lee (“A Moment to Remember”) will move the action through L.A.’s Koreatown, Chinatown and South Central, said Woo’s longtime producer and partner Terence Chang.
Chang says “In John’s original version, it doesn’t really matter where the film is set, except that Hong Kong has this dragon boat festival which adds a bit of local flavor. In this remake, we will use the geography of L.A. to move the story forward.”
Chang said a script is being worked on but said it is too early to reveal other details.