Danny Boyle Asked to Direct Lady Vengeance


In a chat at Empire Online, Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle was asked about his upcoming projects and revealed that he’s been asked to direct a remake of Chan-wook Park’s Lady Vengeance. Here are clips from the chat:

thebestnameshavegone asks: Is there any news regarding Terry Pratchett’s Bromeliad Trilogy which you were mooted to be involved with?
Oh God, yeah. It’s fallen apart. Frank Cotrell Boyce (Millions) and I were going to do it for DreamWorks but sadly no longer. Sorry about that – wonderful novel(s).

brent71195 asks: Any plans for the Judge Dredd movie Danny? Are you a fan or is it just something that interests you?
Where has this come from? Someone asked me about Judge Dredd the other day! Well… ha! I hated the last version of it; I can’t imagine the next one will be any better.

djimi42 asks: What is the future of the 28 Days franchise? Is there any possibility you could direct 28 Months Later?
Yeah, we’ve got a good idea for the third one. Very strange. And sadly we’ve run out of time to tell you about it…

blackmores hat asks: Can I ask what’s the state of play on Porno?
Just waiting for the original actors to age. Help them if you can. Take them out drinking – get them away from the spas and those moisturisers.

Dick Darlington asks: Hi Danny, what do you think of the current British Film industry, the type of movies being made?
I almost just bought Mum & Dad, and I will do on its next markdown at HMV. That’s the kind of micro-budget film we will see a lot more of soon. And I hear it’s quite good. (Looks in HMV bag next to him) I did actually buy Come And See, Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance and 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days.

Kinema asks: What do you think of the Asian Film Industry, mainly South Korea and Hong Kong? A lot of South Korean movies are being made into US Remakes. Would you ever consider remaking a good South Korean movie, maybe OLDBOY?
Seriously, I was just asked to do a remake of Lady Vengeance, the one after Oldboy. My favourite is Audition.

The full chat transcript is available here!