[Movies] I Saw The Devil Getting English Remake
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.19.2013
The South Korean thriller is getting the English language treatment...
1984 Private Defense Contractors is set to make an English-language version of the South Korean thriller I Saw the Devil. The company announced that they have picked up the English remake rights to the film, which was directed by Kim Jee Woon (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, The Last Stand) in 2010.
1984 DPC head Adi Shankar said, "Kim Jee Woon's I Saw the Devil is perfect in so many ways. The intention is not to remake the film per say but rather to 'port' it console style for international audiences."
The original film starred Choi Min-sik as 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 (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.