Warner Bros x Mr Vengeance (Film News)

sympathy for mr vengenceAccording to Variety, Warner Bros. has won the rights to remake the Chan-Wook Park directed Korean film “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance”,
Sympathy for Mr Vengeance is a part of Chan-Wook Park’s amazing The Vengeance Trilogy (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Old Boy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance), but with the Old Boy remake which was picked up by DreamWorks and has Steven Spielberg and Will Smith in the drivers seat sitting in-between limbo and death, I’m not too sure what to expect from this.

The original movie follows the character Ryu trying to earn enough money for his sister’s kidney transplant and the path of vengeance that follows, Peppered with extreme ultraviolence that alas will probably be toned down or cut completely from the remake.

With scriptwriting duties being handled by Brian Tucker (“Broken City”), the movie will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian at di Bonaventura Pictures; CJ Entertainment’s Miky Lee and Ted Kim; and Room 101’s Steven Schneider (“Paranormal Activity”, Mabrouk El Mechri will be executive producer.

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