John Woo's 'The Killer' to get 3-D remake


FILE - IN this March 23, 2009 file photo, South Korean actor Jung Woo-sung celebrates with the trophy after winning the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. A second John Woo gangster classic will be updated with South Korean talent. A publicists' statement says Woo will produce the 3-D, English-language version of his 1989 crime thriller "The Killer." The Lion Rock Productions film will be directed by Korean-American John H. Lee and star Jung Woo-sung.

A second John Woo gangster classic will be updated with South Korean talent.

A publicists' statement says Woo will produce the 3-D, English-language version of his 1989 crime thriller "The Killer."

The Lion Rock Productions film will be directed by Korean-American John H. Lee and star South Korean actor Jung Woo-sung. His credits include "Reign of Assassins" and "The Good, the Bad and the Weird."

The 1989 original starred Chow Yun-fat as a hitman who takes a final job to pay for the surgery of a nightclub singer he blinded accidentally.

A remake of Woo's 1986 film "A Better Tomorrow" opened in September.