Another remake is on its way thanks to Hollywood’s undying need to take Asian cinema classics and redux the hell out of them instead of just releasing the original film here. Next on the old chopping block is a new version of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.
Deadline reports that Silver Reel and Lotus Entertainment have partnered with di Bonaventura Pictures and CJ Entertainment for an English-language remake of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. The script is written by Broken City scribe Brian Tucker, based on the first film in Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy.
The film centers on two men who are bound by their common sense of loss and headed on a collision course of revenge. The other installments in that trilogy are Oldboy and Lady Vengeance. A remake of Oldboy will be released in October by FilmDistrict, directed by Spike Lee and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Brolin, and Sharlto Copley.
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