English-Language Remake of Kim Jee Woon's I Saw the Devil Planned
1984 Private Defense Contractors
December 19, 2013
Adi Shankar and Spencer Silnaís 1984 Private Defense Contractors has acquired English language remake rights to Kim Jee Woon's (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, The Last Stand) 2010 South Korean thriller I Saw the Devil.
Shankar says, "Kim Jee Woon's 'I Saw the Devil' is perfect in so many ways. The intention is not to remake the film per say but rather to 'port' it console style for international audiences."
In the 2010 Korean original, Oldboy's Choi Min-sik plays Kyung-chul, a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. The embodiment of pure evil, he has committed horrifying and senselessly cruel serial murders on defenseless victims, successfully eluding capture by the police. His latest victim is the beautiful Ju-yeon, pregnant fiancťe of elite special agent Soo-hyun (The Good, The Bad, The Weird's Lee Byung-hyun). Obsessed with revenge, Soo-hyun decides 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. The lines between good and evil fall away in this diabolically twisted game of cat and mouse.