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.
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
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
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
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