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

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

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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.

 

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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

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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

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