Charlize Theron Takes on Park Chan-wook's LADY VENGEANCE

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Charlize Theron Takes on Park Chan-wook's LADY VENGEANCE
While Spike Lee is busily shooting his Oldboy (2003) remake in New Orleans and Park Chan-wook is getting ready to release both his English-language directorial debut Stoker next March and Bong Joon-ho's Snow Piercer (which he is producing) in the summer, not to mention juggling directing duties on the upcoming The Brigands of Rattleborge and Corsica '72, yet another project with his name attached is being floated in Hollywood.

The third installment in his vengeance trilogy, 2005's Lady Vengeance (sometimes known as Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) has caught the interest of Hollywood star Charlize Theron, who has stepped aboard the US remake. The film, which will be co-produced by Theron's Denver & Delilah, Annapurna Pictures and Korean giant CJ Entertainment, will be adapted by The Departed (2006) scribe William Monaghan.

The project, about a woman hellbent on revenge following her incarceration for a serial killer's crimes, confirms Park's already rising status on the international film scene.
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Anon123November 29, 2012 3:01 AM


QinlongNovember 29, 2012 6:58 AM

Of course, I sense some major watering down

Elia DevecchiNovember 29, 2012 8:33 AM

Of course they will screw it up. "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance" is an absolutely unique piece of art, and I rank it amongst the best films ever made. It's perfect in so many ways I doubt there's a single filmmaker in the States that can something even half as good as the original. Certainly not a middle of the road writer like Monahan, whose directing debut is forgettable at best.

Getting angry at remakes is the most pointless exercise imaginable, but I'll be damned if I can avoid it :-)

Sean SimesNovember 29, 2012 9:53 AM

I liked Mr. Vengeance more than Lady. Gosling might be a good one for A Mr. remake, Drive was awesome and he said very few words and still ruled every scene.

ColinJNovember 29, 2012 2:33 PM

Yes, MR VENGEANCE is, IMO, the strongest of the three. OLDBOY has the grand style and set-pieces to become the most popular but in terms of sheer craft and writing the first film trumps them all.

Benjamin MahNovember 29, 2012 2:56 PM

I like Theron as the protagonist, but PLEASE find another director.

GarthNovember 29, 2012 11:54 PM

Completely agree, CoilinJ.