Chan-wook Park Adds The Brigands of Rattleborge to his Hollywood CV

Chan-wook ParkWhile Spike Lee and Hollywood is gearing up a remake of his “Oldboy”, South Korean director Chan-wook Park is already setting up his second Hollywood project (his first being “Stoker”).

The director has now boarded the film “The Brigands of Rattleborge”, which sounds like a Western, though I’m not sure if it’s a Western Western (“Open Range”, “Unforgiven”, etc), or a modern day Western, Western (“No Country for Old Men”, for example). I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

Park will direct from a script by Craig Zahler, which is apparently so violent no one has been brave enough to try to get it made. Which means Park is the perfect director. No one does blood and violence better than Park, who counts “Oldboy”, “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance”, and “Lady Vengeance” among his domestic films.

In “The Brigands of Rattleborge”, a sheriff and a doctor seek revenge against a group of bandits who use the cover of a torrential thunderstorm to rob and terrorize the occupants of a small town. The producers are now looking for a major movie star to front the project.

Park’s “Stoker”, meanwhile, is scheduled for March 1, 2013. I’m still not entirely sure what that movie is about, either, which makes it all the more intriguing.

So, they need a movie star? I bet Clint can still do old-timer Sheriff…

Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven (1992) Movie Image

Via : Variety