by Walter Hill
The Killer was a break-out film for director John Woo and actor Chow Yun-fat. After the Hong Kong movie made the film festival rounds, Tri-Star became interested in doing an English language remake, with Richard Gere as the hitman and Denzel Washington as the cop. But because the relationship between the two male characters might be hard for western audiences to accept,the producers later considered casting Michelle Yeoh in the cop role. The project never came together and was eventually set aside.