Charlize Theron has been talking up a remake of Park Chan-wook’s revenge thriller “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” as far back as 2008, so it probably comes as no surprise to anyone that she’s now officially committed to the film. The remake is now moving along, and has landed financing and a writer in “The Departed’s” William Monahan.
“Sympathy for Lady Vengeance”, like Park’s other two films in his “vengeance” trilogy (including “Oldboy” and “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance”), have been on the remake block for years now, with “Oldboy” just getting under way with Josh Brolin starring and Spike Lee directing. “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance”, meanwhile, is still idling in development hell.
Says Monahan about adapting the highly regarded thriller:
This will be very American and very unexpected. Park is a genius; it¹s the Everest of adaptations and I’ve got blood in my teeth to do it.
Directed by Park Chan-wook in 2005, the original starred Yeong-ae Lee as a woman wrongly imprisoned for a boy’s murder. Thirteen years later, she’s out of prison and reunites with her daughter, gets a job, but secretly plots to get revenge on the man who really committed the crime. With the help of friends from prison, Lady Vengeance seeks some payback, and you know what they say about women and payback.
Annapurna Pictures will fund the remake, with original producers CJ Entertainment also staying on.
Via : Heat Vision