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Resurrecting The Killer: A Good Idea?

Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer

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Esteemed action director John Woo is getting the remake treatment.  This time the target is his 1989 classic The Killer, which starred Chow Yun-fat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Bulletproof Monk,Batman Begins).

John H. Lee, a Korean-American has been named as director of the remake, which will see a change of location from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, CA.  Lee said the setting change won't affect the movie:

"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."

Lee said he's very excited to put his own spin on Woo's classic saying, "But then I realize it's not about making it better. It's about making my own version. My strength is dealing with human emotions, austerity and elegance."

Well, at least he's got the right mindset going into this.  No word yet on who will be taking on the role of the hitman played by Yun-fat, though producers say they want a Korean star to play the lead.

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