Theron remaking Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Charlize Theron is set to produce a remake of Park Chan-wook's Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, the third and final installment in his vengeance series.
This seems odd considering it was OldBoy that has been on the remake conveyor belt for years and although this film isn't as controversial as OldBoy, but it's still pretty strong stuff.
Actually though, I can see this getting the remake treatment over the others, it is a much more accessible film, and it has probably been seen by a larger western audience than either OldBoy or Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. However at the same time it's not the most famous of the trilogy, so it has the allure of being able to be remade without the difficulty of upsetting a strong fan base, as in the case of OldBoy.
So not only will it be a more familiar tale to western audiences,but it will also be far more accessible as a remake, particularly as the story could make the translation much easier than OldBoy could.
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is the story of a woman who is wrongly imprisoned for the kidnapping and murder of a young child. Hounded by the media and the public, everyone believes her to be guilty. Once she's served her time though she returns to the world at large with a plan, a plan to exact her revenge.
She'll also produce and star in a remake of "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance," the final installment of a mondo-violent trilogy by Korean director Park Chan-wook.
As an aside the story also points out that The Brazilian Job is definitely off for the moment, although that last part does suggest that it's coming back.
If you know the trilogy what do you think about them being made out of order? Although that does suggest that OldBoy will get made, something that I'm still very doubtful of.
What are the chances that Charlize Theron will end up starring in the film? If it gets made through her production I think it's a perfect vehicle for her, especially considering her work in films such as Monster.