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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