Magnet Releasing Saw the Devil

And they’re taking him to the U.S.

Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Kim Jeewoon’s (The Good, The Bad and The Weird, A Tale of Two Sisters) I Saw the Devil at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lee Byung-hyun stars as Dae-hoon, a special agent whose pregnant wife becomes the latest victim of a disturbed and brutal serial killer, played by Oldboy‘s Choi Min-sik. Vowing revenge, Dae-hoon blurs the lines between hunter and hunted and good and evil, eventually becoming a monster himself in his twisted pursuit of revenge.

“I Saw the Devil is one of the most riveting and unrelenting films I’ve ever seen. It is an indisputable masterpiece,” said Magnet SVP Tom Quinn. “Unparalleled in it’s brutality, Kim Jeewoon deftly takes the serial killer thriller to new, profoundly disturbing heights. It’s hard to imagine curating a genre label that didn’t include this remarkable achievement.”

Magnet will release I Saw the Devil theatrically in first quarter 2011.

Source: Shock Till You Drop


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