John Woo to Remake His Classic ‘The Killer’ with Lupita Nyong’o Starring

When I was a young cinephile, I was introduced to director John Woo’s excellent The Killer, and it gave me what has continued to be a passion for foreign cinema.

For those who only hear about international films around Oscar time, ones that can look crushingly dour, let me tell you about the international action scene of 1980s Hong Kong.

Dubbed as “Gun fu” cinema, it was full of intense firefights, explosions, and a hefty dose of real Man Pain drama, but in the best of ways.

It catapulted Woo into the international spotlight, made Chow Yun-fat a …

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