I don’t why I still write about these remakes because I generally hate them — but this one deserves its own space. Seriously.
Apparently, Hollywood has been on a Park Chan Wook feeding frenzy. The Korean director has managed to build a very serious filmography, highlighted by his Vengeance trilogy of movies that should be seen to be believed (it’s that AWESOME!). Hollywood execs are stumbling over each other acquiring remake rights to his films. I’ve heard that someone already got the rights to Old Boy, probably Park’s best movie.
But Warner Bros. just wouldn’t want to be left behind. The studio announced that it has acquired the remake rights to the first movie in Park’s Vengeance trilogy. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance kicks off the Vengeance films with quite a bang. I won’t give you a lame-ass synopsis of the movie because the plot is just too delicious to give away. Rest assured though that it is one hell of a ride and quite gut wrenching.
According to Warner Brian Tucker, who wrote Broken City, has been hired to write the script. No news yet on who will direct this, I’m pretty sure, lame remake.