Korean director Kim Ji-Woon (aka Kim Jee-Woon) will be making his Hollywood debut with the action thriller “Last Stand”, according to the latinos at Latino Review.
Have no idea who Kim Ji-Woon is? Then you haven’t been watching South Korean cinema. He’s the director of domestic hits “The Foul King”, “A Tale of Two Sisters”, and “A Bittersweet Life”. His most recent output includes the Western “The Good, The Bad, The Weird”, and the upcoming slasher flick “I Saw the Devil”, which is currently making the festival rounds.
Basically, dude makes hits. “A Tale of Two Sisters” has already been adapted into a Hollywood movie, and a remake of “A Bittersweet Life” is in development somewhere last I heard.
According to LR, “Last Stand” is written by Andrew Knauer, and “features a Gumpert Apollo, a 200 mph race car (below) used by drug smugglers, and it centers on a cartel leader that uses it to break out of a courthouse. As he speeds to the Mexican border, the only thing standing in his way is a border-town sheriff and his inexperienced staff.”
Look for it to zoom into production by Spring of 2011.