The good news is that the first vampire film from Park Chan-Wook (pictured, Old Boy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) is ready to go; the script is in place, financing is ready and waiting, and he’s got his leading man, The Host star Kang-ho Song. The bad news is he can’t find a woman willing to take the role of the film’s love interest, Tae-ju.
Over the weekend The Hollywood Reporter had some good news and more plot details for Chan-Wook Park’s upcoming vampire movie, Bakjwi, which of course came from the madness of AFM. That explains why we missed it till now...
Remember Evil Live, the vampire film Park Chan-wook said he’d be directing after I’m a Cyborg but That’s Okay? It’s been a while since we’ve had an update, so luckily the boys at Aullidos got a chance to pick the director’s brain during the Sitges festival.
We’re still waiting for Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) to sit down with someone, anyone, and dish all the details about his upcoming horror movie, which as been called both Bat and Evil Live (the second of which is more common and I like better). Until such an interview happens all we can tell you is that it’s a vampire movie, sort of, and the first bit of casting has been done for it.
We just received the official word from Tartan about their November 14th release of the 3-disc Special Edition of Park Chan-Wook's Oldboy, including a much better look at the cover art that you’ve likely seen in a smaller form elsewhere.
Starring Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Du-na Bae Directed by Chan-wook Park Released by Tartan Films
Reviewed by Andrew Kasch Starring Bai Ling, Pauline Lau, Byung-hun Lee, Won-hee Lim Directed by Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike & Park Chan-Wook If there’s one sub-genre that has been criminally neglected over the years, it’s the anthology film. Some ideas simply work better in small doses, and ever since the demise of Tales From The Crypt, we’ve all been seriously deprived of good old-fashioned vignette horror.