John Woo to Reimagine THE KILLER For Peacock/Universal

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John Woo to Reimagine THE KILLER For Peacock/Universal
This was just casually thrown in at the bottom of a general announcement from Peacock today. One of the 'Oh by way' variety, but it's massive news for fans of the golden age of HK cinema, more specifically the Heroic Bloodshed sub genre. 
The holy trinity of HK Herooic Bloodshed/action cinema is Woo's A Better Tomorrow, The Killer and Hard Boiled. And if you were ever lucky enough to see the Taiwanese cut of The Killer you felt like you achieved some kind of Boss Level stuff. His hitman with a conscious actioner is simply an amazing rush of gun battle after gun battle, culminating in an all out gun fight in a church. It's fucking amazing. 
A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded.
Peacock just threw it in there that Woo will reimagine his action classic for Peacock and Universal with a release planned for 2023. This is all we know for now but are legit excited for news like this. 
Peacock announced today three upcoming original films scheduled to premiere on the service in 2023: SHOOTING STARS, PRAISE THIS, and THE KILLER. Each film is part of the previously announced collaboration with Universal Pictures to produce a number of films made exclusively for Peacock.
"We know people join Peacock to watch movies, so we are constantly adding more to serve fans,” said Kelly Campbell, President, Peacock and Direct-to-Consumer and International, NBCUniversal. “Together with the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, we are excited to deliver fresh, exclusive, original films next year to our customers in addition to the legendary Universal Pictures blockbuster films and beloved franchises streaming now.”
The Peacock Originals coming in 2023 from Universal Pictures include the following films:
Peacock will be home to the first film from NBCUniversal’s production deal with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Company. SHOOTING STARS follows LeBron’s origin story as a high-school basketball player and is currently being filmed in his hometown of Akron. Academy Award-nominees Rachel Winter and Terence Winter are producing along with The SpringHill Company.
From producer Will Packer, who also produced Girls Trip, comes PRAISE THIS, starring Chloe Bailey as the newest member of a community's church choir who pushes her members in a hipper musical direction and whose involvement with an irreverent hip-hop star may kick off—or jeopardize—her own musical career.
And celebrated action auteur John Woo returns to reimagine and direct his own classic, THE KILLER.
These new, exclusive original films will join Peacock’s catalogue as the service continues to expand with a range of films for every fan and occasion.
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