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South Korean director Kim Jee-woon, who made his English-language and Hollywood debut on the Arnold Schwarzenegger comeback vehicle “The Last Stand”, will be following up with a movie adaptation of “Coward”, based on the Award winning comic book by “Captain America” writer Ed Brubaker.
“Coward” will feature a script by Brubaker, and “centers on a second-generation heist planner who can be relied on to have a bulletproof exit plan.”
David Slade (“30 Days of Night”) was originally slated to direct, but he’s apparently bailed. Enter Kim Jee-woon, whose “The Last Stand” didn’t exactly set the box office on fire, though I thought it was a very decent debut for the director, who is probably most well-known for his domestic films “I Saw the Devil”, “A Bittersweet Life”, and “A Tale of Two Sisters”.
Granted, “The Last Stand” didn’t exactly show off the full extent of Jee-woon’s skills behind the camera, but I blame that mostly on it being his first movie, and he was trying to find his way. It’s extremely different working within the constraints of Hollywood and South Korea, where the director is kings.
“Coward” will be produced by Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell of Electric City Entertainment.
Via : Variety