Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard to Write, Direct I Saw the Devil Remake

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Last December, it was revealed that an English-language remake of Kim Jee-woon’s I Saw the Devil, and now TheWrap brings word that You’re Next and The Guest team of Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard will bring the project to life. Barrett will write the script with Wingard at the helm while Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Calder (who worked with the pair on both You’re Next and The Guest) will produce with Adi Shankar (Dredd) and Spencer Silna.

Shankar previously spoke about the film saying “Kim Jee-woon’s ‘I Saw the Devil’ is perfect in so many ways. The intention is not to remake the film per se, but rather to ‘port’ it for international audiences.”

Check back for further updates on the project as the outlet reports director Wingard has already begun meeting with talent for the film.

Released in 2010 to critical acclaim, Kim Jee-woon’s original film is described as follows:“The embodiment of pure evil, Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. On a freezing, snowy night, his latest victim is the beautiful Juyeon, daughter of a retired police chief and pregnant fiancée of elite special agent Soo-hyun. Obsessed with revenge, Soo-hyun is determined to track down the murderer, even if doing so means becoming a monster himself. And when he finds Kyung-chul, turning him in to the authorities is the last thing on his mind, as the lines between good and evil fall away in this diabolically twisted game of cat and mouse.”