First images of Omar Sy in the remake of The Killer

First images of Omar Sy in the remake of The Killer

John Woo himself revisits his cult 1989 film, where Chow Yun-fat played a hitman.

Announced two years ago, the remake of The Killer getting ready to go out. With Omar Sy and Nathalie Emmanuel in the main roles, and John Woo always in the making. Peacock has revealed the first images of the film, which will be released on August 23 on the streaming platform. It does not yet have a release date in France, where NBCUniversal’s service is called Universal+.

Released in 1989, The Killer tells the story of a Hong Kong hitman, played by Chow Yun-fat, who accidentally injures a cabaret singer (Sally Yeh) in the eyes during a shootout. During the months that followed, he attended all of her performances and ensured her protection. To help him pay for a corneal operation to prevent him from going blind, he agrees to eliminate a triad boss.

The remake takes place in Paris, and the plot is slightly different. It’s Nathalie Emmanuel who slips into the shoes of an assassin refusing to kill a visually impaired woman (Diana Silvers) on behalf of Sam Worthington. Omar Sy plays the role of the inspector in charge of the case. Eric Cantona, Tchéky Karyo and Grégory Montel complete the cast.

Nathalie Emmanuel who plays the killer is something exceptional. She is perfect“, Omar Sy told IGN. “She is a wonderful actress and person. She is very serious and has a way of seeing the scene and adding little things that I love. We had a great connection.”

I love the original film“, confides the actress known in particular for Game Of Thronesand soon on display in Megalopolis. “I have seen it several times. John Woo revolutionized action. But he was also very interested in the emotional dilemmas that the characters experience. I’ve seen a lot of John Woo films. I’m a big fan of Turn around.”

I was a big fan of John Woo’s films, especially The Killer,” added the French star.John Woo changed the way action films were made, with his slow motion shots, his new ways of staging the action. But if you pay attention, he’s also a romantic guy. He focuses a lot on the chemistry between the characters: love, friendship, loyalty.

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