The latest Korean movie on the remake chopping block is “Seven Days”, which thankfully is a thriller and not yet another generic horror movie about dead long hair chicks with predilections toward violence in the name of vengeance. The Korean thriller, which has itself just opened this week in South Korea, stars American TV star Yunjin Kim (of Lost fame) as a single mother and lawyer whose daughter is kidnapped. Her kidnappers demands: save a convicted killer in seven days, or her daughter is as good as dead. For the privilege of a remake, Summit Entertainment paid Korea’s Prime Entertainment a cool low six-figures, and will be producing alongside their American counterparts.
No cast or crew has been assigned the remake job yet, but those announcements should come soon enough. I’m almost certainly that the American version won’t return star Yunjin Kim (who actually speaks perfect English), since I’m sure everyone will be American this time around, otherwise what is the point of a remake?
Some images from the original “Seven Days”: