ByJordan Leech, writer at
Jordan Leech

Korean psycho-thriller film I Saw The Devil has started the long journey to being remade into an English-Language film for international audiences. Perhaps our love affair with Korean Cinema has only just begun.

According to Coming Soon:

Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna’s 1984 Private Defense Contractors has acquired English language remake rights to Kim Jee Woon's (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, The Last Stand) 2010 South Korean thriller I Saw the Devil.

If you have never heard of the film, here is the synopsis:

In the 2010 Korean original, Oldboy's Choi Min-sik plays Kyung-chul, a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. The embodiment of pure evil, he has committed horrifying and senselessly cruel serial murders on defenseless victims, successfully eluding capture by the police. His latest victim is the beautiful Ju-yeon, pregnant fiancée of elite special agent Soo-hyun (The Good, The Bad, The Weird's Lee Byung-hyun). Obsessed with revenge, Soo-hyun decides to track down the murderer, even if doing so means becoming a monster himself. And when he finds Kyung-chul, turning him in to the authorities is the last thing on his mind. The lines between good and evil fall away in this diabolically twisted game of cat and mouse.

It is apparently quite graphic, gruesome, and twisted. Should be pretty good! Let's hope Hollywood does a better job with this one than the previous remake.

(Source: comingsoon)

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