Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Trailer For The Lobster Simmers Online
Colin Farrell makes an excellent choice
Cate Blanchett Will Be Lucille Ball
In a new biopic written by Aaron Sorkin
Ansel Elgort Finds Code Name Veil
Starring in the CIA drama
Cary Fukunaga Explains His Exit From It
'We didn't want to make the same movie...'
Uzo Aduba Joins American Pastoral
David Strathairn and more also aboard Ewan Mcgregor's film
Scott Cooper In Talks To Direct American Wolf
Leonardo DiCaprio wants him to tackle the story of a hunter and his accidental act
Pilou Asbæk Will Be Game Of Thrones' Euron Greyjoy
The Danish actor will appear in season six
Edward Ashley Heads For The Lost City Of Z
Joining his In The Heart Of The Sea co-star Tom Holland
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
19 March 2015
John Woo Launches A Manhunt
He's back in the action game
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Reign Of Assassins (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Savages (2012)
Empire Star Rating
From Paris With Love (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Red Cliff (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

John Travolta May Find The Killer
He's considering the John Woo reboot

20 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Screen Daily

submit to reddit

He’s on our screens this week as corrupt DEA agent Dennis in Oliver Stone’s Savages, but John Travolta is already looking ahead to other possible projects. He’s now considering starring in both the remake of John Woo’s iconic action madness The Killer and the lead in a biopic of legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi.

Chatting at the press conference held for Savages at the Zurich Film Festival, Travolta played things close to his chest as regards the Woo reboot (Re-Woot?), which the director has been trying to get off the ground for a while now.

John H Lee is in the frame to direct the new version, which would re-tell the same basic story of a hit man (Chow Yun-Fat in the original) taking one last job to scrounge up the cash to help a singer he unintentionally blinded.

Though Jung Woo-Sung had been attached to the movie, there’s no word on whether that’s the case. And Travolta does have a good relationship with Woo after working with him on Broken Arrow and Face/Off. We’ll see if this one works out.

As for the Lombardi film, Travolta has a personal connection to the story, as the famous football boss coached his father, Salvatore Travolta, before he turned professional. Lombardi became most famous for guiding the Green Bay Packers to three straight league championships and two Super Bowls in the 1960s. He’s so well regarded by the sport that the Super Bowl trophy is named after him.

Travolta will next be seen in Killing Season opposite Robert De Niro. And he’s waiting to see if the script for true-life mob tale Gotti: In The shadow Of My Father ever gets to a point where it can actually be put into production.

 

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Parker Posey Joins Grace Of Monaco
Milo Ventimiglia also signs up
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

RE: Transplant
You know what it kinda reminds me of the hair you used to get on old Action Men? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:41 on 22 September 2012 | Report This Post

Why bother???
Woo's original is a fine action flick as it is, it doesn't need a damn remake. Espiecially with Travolta! Someone cool like Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy or Christian Bale if they really do feel the need to remake it! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 22:42 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

killer
Well I could certainly see him pulling this off actually, thought he was great in From Paris with Love, that had some pretty intense gun play. More

Posted by durelius at 18:33 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

Transplant
WTF is up with Travoltas hair? maybe they should take a different approach to the remake and have the assassin be a lady who tries to get enough money to get Travolta a decent hair transplant/dye job More

Posted by bnicholson50 at 17:21 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

God, they're still trying to remake The Killer? I remember it was going to happen with Richard Gere and Walter Hill about 20 years ago. I saw an interview with John Travolta on BBC Breakfast this morning and he looked like a waxwork dummy of his old self. And, after his massage adventures, the interviewer asked him about celebrity in the 21st century: "Is it harder now?" Whoops! More

Posted by BenTramer at 14:35 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

Hmmm Travolta may've been a good idea 10 years or so ago but now I think it's too late maybe a Sam Rockwell, Denzel or even dare I say it (Pitt or Clooney) either of those means it'll get green lit. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:47 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)