Originally announced as a remake with “Broken City’s” Brian Tucker scripting way back in 2010 by Warner Bros., the remake of “Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance”, the first of South Korean director Chan-wook Park’s “Vengeance” trilogy, has sort of fell off the radar since.
Well it’s back on the radar, with news from Cannes that Silver Reel and Lotus Entertainment have partnered up with “Transformers” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and original Korean producers CJ Entertainment to move on ahead with the remake. From the sounds of it, Tucker’s script is still being used.
And that’s about all we know about the remake’s progress at this point.
“Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance” is a revenge thriller that “centers on two men who are bound by their common sense of loss and headed on a collision course of revenge”. Along with “Oldboy” and “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance”, it makes up the “Vengeance” trilogy that Park directed in his native South Korea. (Park, you’ll recall, recently made his Hollywood debut with “Stoker”.)
If it actually goes through, “Mr. Vengeance” would be the second film of Park’s to get remade, with Spike Lee already doing the honors on the in-production “Oldboy” remake starring Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley. That remake is due out this October.
We’ll just have to wait and see how “Mr. Vengeance” fairs on the remake chopping block.
Here’s a trailer for the original in case you never saw it:
Via : Deadline