Charlize Theron wants to get her hands bloody, and that means starring and producing an American remake of Park Chan-wook’s critically acclaimed revenge thriller “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance”. “Lady” is the third and concluding installment in Park’s “vengeance trilogy”, that started with “Sympathy for Mister Vengeance” and “Old Boy”. The remake news comes from The Boston Globe during an interview with Theron. (FYI: Apparently Charlize Theron cusses like a sailor on the film set.)
She’s also a producer of “Sleepwalking,” and an executive producer of the upcoming “The Burning Plain” with Mexican director Guillermo Arriaga. She’ll also produce and star in a remake of “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance,” the final installment of a mondo-violent trilogy by Korean director Park Chan-wook.
Park Chan-wook’s films are an acquired taste, and I haven’t acquired them yet, so I will refrain from making my usual uneducated judgments about Hollywood remaking “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance”. Park’s “Old Boy”, the second film in the trilogy, was supposed to be remade years ago, too, but it never got off the ground.
Either way, you Asian film purists may commence your incessant bitching about this remake … now.