It appears Hollywood’s multicultural Liberal agenda is wearing off on the Chinese. Following on the Afro-China propaganda that was present in 2017’s highest grossing film in China, Wolf Warriors 2, it appears John Woo wants to pick up where Wu Jing left off, by race-swapping the lead role that Chow Yun-fat made famous in the 1989 action-thriller for Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o.
According to Deadline, John Woo will be directing the remake under Universal Pictures. It’s confirmed that Nyong’o will fulfill the role of the assassin that was played by Chow Yun-fat.
Woo will be working with Eran Creevy who will be penning the script based on a draft from 10 Cloverfield Lane’s Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken.
On the upside, John Woo’s longtime cohorts, Mark Gordon and Lori Tilkin, who helped with producing A Better Tomorrow will be working with him once again on the remake of The Killer. Production is set to start in late 2018 across France and Germany, and the movie is being billed as an espionage action flick.
This is one of the rare times where the original creator is remaking one of his own works and adapting it toward the coerced multicultural trend currently making waves in mainstream movie-making.
While most action fans would have preferred if established Asian action stars were given the spotlight for a Hollywood film – such as Donnie Yen, Wu Jing, Tony Jaa or Iko Uwais – it appears as if John Woo wants to follow in the lead of Hollywood’s “diversity” agenda.
Lupita Nyong’o was given an award by Hollywood for her supporting role in 12 Years a Slave and was also handed a role in blaxploitation film, Black Panther, but she definitely doesn’t seem like one suited for an action role in one of the most iconic John Woo films of all time.
It’s just a shame that John Woo abjured his own fanbase and heritage in order to wear the yoke of Hollywood’s agitprop.