JoBlo and Deadline report that Universal Pictures has fast tracked the long-in-development remake of John Woo’s cult classic gun-fu thriller The Killer, with iconic director Woo himself at the helm. Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther) is in talks to play the assassin who puts her own life on the line in order to save a woman …
Ain't nothing like a little fear to crush paper men.
By: Stuart Hughes
Characters: Officer Bowers
Genres: Horror | Remakes | Suspense | Thrillers
Stuart Hughes (as Officer Bowers) says this as he shoots randomly at the feet of his son Henry (played by Nicholas Hamilton) and his group of bully friends, as they terrorize a cat, in a scene from Stephen King's It. Henry later stabs his father in the neck, killing him.
It is clear that representing this character in a culturally accurate way holds significance for people, and that to neglect this responsibility would continue a worrying tendency to obscure ethnic minority stories and voices in the Arts. I feel it is important to honour and respect that.
By: Ed Skrein
Genres: Action | Adventure | Comic Based | Crime | Fantasy | Remakes | Science Fiction
Skrein responded to backlash against his casting in the Hellboy franchise reboot by relinquishing the role he had been cast in. The 34-year-old British actor has earlier tweeted that he would be playing Major Ben Daimio, a character that was Asian American in Mike Mignola’s “Hellboy” comics. The news was met with complaints that Hollywood was once again “whitewashing” an Asian character.