Common has introduced that Lupin’s Omar Sy will lead John Woo’s reimagining of The Killer. The venture, based mostly on Woo’s 1989 crime drama, is being developed as a premiere property for Peacock. Directed by John Woo (Face/Off, Damaged Arrow, Laborious Goal), The Killer focuses on a disillusioned murderer (Chow Yun-Fats) who accepts one final hit in hopes of utilizing his earnings to revive imaginative and prescient to a singer he unintentionally blinded. Along with being one of many biggest motion movies of Woo’s illustrious profession, The Killer has impressed motion movies and video video games for generations.
Woo is directing and producing the reimagined model based mostly on a script written by Matthew Stuecken, Josh Campbell (10 Cloverfield Lane), Eran Creevy (Welcome to the Punch, Collide), and Brian Helgeland (42, Legend). Common Footage’ Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Growth Sara Scott and Inventive Growth Govt Jacqueline Garell will oversee the venture.
Sy is a French actor who stars in Netflix’s Lupin because the grasp thief Asane. Sy rose to stardom after his efficiency as Driss in Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano’s The Intouchables. Sy’s excellent efficiency in The Intouchables made him the primary Black performer to win the César for Finest Actor. He not too long ago appeared within the WWI drama Father & Soldier, which premiered on the 2022 Cannes Movie Pageant.
Figuring out that he can ship an action-packed efficiency alongside high quality drama, Sy is the proper alternative to steer Woo’s reimagined model of The Killer. Sy is charismatic, fierce, and fast to spring into motion. I look ahead to seeing what he and Woo can create as soon as the cameras begin to roll.
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