The remake train from Hollywood to Hong Kong goes both way. According to Channelnewsasia.com
, action star Donnie Yen has signed on to appear alongside actress Cecilia Cheung in Assassin Couple
, a remake of the 2005 action thriller Mr. and Mrs. Smith
with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. In the original, the film deals with an unhappy married couple who are highly skilled secret assassins, yet neither spouse are aware until they are surprised to find each other as targets. As they attempt to assassin each other, they learned to reconciled their marriage and reignited a loving relationship. New Asia Entertainment Group (AEG) announced that their adaptation, while similar in having martial arts and gunplay action involved, it will featured a different storyline entirely. The film is budgeted at (S$18.7 million) with almost half going towards the lead stars paycheck.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in March of next year.
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