Park Chan-wook Picks Western as Next Project
Following the completion of his first major Hollywood feature, Park Chan-wook, the famed Korean cineaste behind the Vengeance trilogy (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, 2002; Oldboy, 2003; Lady Vengeance, 2005) and Thirst (2009), has signed on to his second tinseltown production. It's another blacklist screenplay which toped the famed industry poll in 2006 but has had trouble securing backers due to its violent content.
The Brigands of Rattleborge, which will be financed by Red Granite Pictures and co-produced by Mythology Entertainment, follows a sheriff and a doctor out for revenge following the attack on a small town by a group of bandits. No word on a possible start date or any other talent attached at this stage but Variety speculates that due to the film's violent nature, a major star will be needed to come onboard. The idea of Park Chan-wook directing a violent western is certainly a tantalizing one.
Meanwhile Park's latest Stoker is gearing up for a March 1, 2013 bow. Penned by Wentworth Miller and starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Masikowska and Matthew Goode, the film is about a mysterious uncle who comes to stay with a girl and her unstable mother following her father's death.
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