While Hollywood and Spike Lee are remaking his “Oldboy”, the film’s original director Park Chan-wook has already moved on, continuing to build on his Hollywood resume post-”Stoker” (due out in 2013), his first English-language film that he just completed. The director’s latest is is “Corsica 72″, a true-story crime drama from Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
Supposedly based on a true story (or true story-ish, as is probably the case), “Corsica 72″ would follow “two best friends who live on the small island of Corsica where they choose different paths in life — one as an honest working man, the other as a gangster — and feud over a woman who comes between them.”
Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Downfall”) and Luca Guadagnino (“I Am Love”) were previously attached to direct the highly regarded script, and now Park is taking his shots at it. Of course, being “attached” doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll still be there when the film goes into the can, so we shall see.
Producers at the amusingly named 1984 Private Defense Contractors and the boys at Ruby Films will produce “Corsica 72″.
Hopefully Park ends up doing the Western “The Brigands of Rattleborge” first. That film is said to be uber violent. So much so that it will need a major star just to get the financing necessary to make it. Now that’s quite a statement.
Via : Variety