WB Wants Some Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance


American remake of Chan-Wook Park’s film

With the Oldboy remake currently on hiatus (at least for now), it seems Warner Brothers has set their sights on remaking the first film in Chan-Wook Park’s “vengeance” trilogy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.

Brian Tucker (Broken City) has been tapped to write the script for the American remake with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian at di Bonaventura Pictures producing, along with CJ Entertainment’s Miky Lee and Ted Kim and Room 101’s Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity).

In the original, the women two different men love most are murdered, and the men set out on violent quests to punish those responsible. Trouble is, they themselves are the ones responsible and only one of them will have vengeance.

If you’ve seen the original, or the two follow-up’s Oldboy and Lady Vengeance, then you know it’s some pretty heavy material. Here’s hoping too much doesn’t get lost in translation.

Chan-Wook Park most recent film Thirst dabbled with the director’s take on vampires.

Source: Variety