South Korean director Kim Ji-Woon’s 2008 action/comedy “The Good, the Bad, the Weird” is seriously underrated in North America, and stands as one of the best films I saw in 2008. Since then, I’ve been patiently waiting for the talented filmmaker to deliver his next project, the revenge-oriented crime thriller “I Saw the Devil”. Thanks to the dedicated individuals doing their thing at Far East Films, I now have a nifty teaser to chew on. Truthfully, I can’t tell very much about the film from the clip embedded below, but it seems to retain the director’s affinity for stylish visuals and uncompromising action. I honestly can’t freaking wait.
Interested in learning more? Check out the synopsis:
Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. The police have pursued him for a long time, but have been unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and she is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance, Dae-hoon, a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this inhumane killer.
“I Saw the Devil” is scheduled to hit South Korean theaters later this summer. The aforementioned teaser is situated below.