If you liked both Dredd (I loved it) and I Saw The Devil there’s some potentially cool news on the horizon. Dredd producers Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna have acquired the English-language remake rights to the film via their 1984 Private Defense Contractors shingle.
Kim Jee-Woon’s masterful film is only a few years old, so I can understand being conflicted about it. On the other hand, these guys seem to have the best intentions telling the Wrap, “[the original] is perfect in so many ways. The intention is not to remake the film per se, but rather to “port” it for international audiences.” While I consider a remake to be a remake regardless of the “port” branding, these guys are more than capable of pulling off some daring material. They were involved with The Grey in addition to the aforementioned Dredd.
The original film starred Choi Min-sik “as a psychopathic serial killer up against Lee Byung-hun as a special agent whose fiancée becomes one of his victims. Lee’s cool-headed and intelligent character in turn becomes a monster in order to avenge the killing.“
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