Common has introduced that Lupin‘s Omar Sy will lead John Woo’s reimagining of his 1989 crime drama The Killer for Peacock.
The unique movie written and directed by Woo watches because the disillusioned murderer Ah Jong (Chow Yun-fat) accepts one final hit, in hopes of utilizing his earnings to revive imaginative and prescient to the singer (Sally Yeh) he unintentionally blinded. Particulars as to the reimagining’s plot haven’t been disclosed. However Woo returns to direct the pic introduced earlier this 12 months as one in all three Common originals set to debut on Peacock in 2023. He additionally serves as its producer.
The screenplay was written by writing companions Matthew Stuecken and Josh Campbell (10 Cloverfield Lane), in addition to Eran Creevy (Welcome to the Punch, Collide) and Brian Helgeland (42, Legend). Common Photos’ Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Growth Sara Scott and Artistic Growth Govt Jacqueline Garell are overseeing the mission on behalf of the studio.
Sy is a French actor who rocketed to worldwide stardom together with his efficiency in The Intouchables, which led him to grow to be the primary Black thesp to win the César for Finest Actor. He presently stars in Netflix’s Lupin, one of many streamer’s most watched non-English language collection, which has been renewed for a 3rd installment. He most not too long ago appeared in the WWI drama Father & Soldier, which had its world premiere on the 2022 Cannes Movie Competition, additionally producing the pic by means of his Korokoro manufacturing banner.
Sy is represented by CAA and Adequat in France, in addition to legal professional Warren Dern at Sloane, Supply, Weber & Dern.