The director recently chatted with German outlet Die Welt (via Bleeding Cool) and revealed that he wants to set the remake in Berlin, and that American screenwriters are working on a draft right now. (Don't look for exact quotes, because Google translating an already translated interview will just be a mess, but that's the general gist). As much as we're kinda worried about Woo even attempting to replicate the effortless cool of Melville's film and/or contemporizing it into an ordinary hitman movie, given how slow going this has been so far, something tells us this a project that will be in development forever.
So, with that in mind, you could use this opportunity to catch up with this movie if you've never seen it. A film that we noted was egregiously overlooked in the Sight & Sound Top 100, the movie stars a fiercely minimal Alain Delon as the near-silent hitman whose world slowly comes apart when he becomes the target of his employers. Movies like Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" or Jim Jarmusch's "Limits Of Control" simply wouldn't exist without it; Melville was there first and hit perfection the first time out. So pick up that Criterion Collection DVD and see what Woo is up against in trying to redo this.