The movie The Killer is a remake of the 1989 Chinese John Woo film of the same name, which stars Chow Yun Fat. John Woo directs the remake.
The original film followed professional hitman Ah Jong (Chow Yun Fat) trying to make amends and pay for a cornea transplant to restore the sight of a beautiful young singer Jennie (Sally Yeh) who is blinded in a shootout during one of his assignments. Ah Jong is wracked with guilt and begins to follow Jennie and look out for her. She is unaware of his true identity and they become good friends. In order to pay for the operation, Ah Jong takes on one last high risk hit. When he is double crossed by the gang boss who hired him, he finds himself being hunted by a triad hit squad and forms an unlikely alliance with police detective Li Ying (Danny Lee) who has been on his trail, a man who can see that despite what he does for a living, Ah Jong is a man of principle and morals, willing to put his life on the line to do the right thing and redeem himself