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Park Chan-wook’s Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance Remake Bags Director Hany Abu-Assad

Hany Abu-Assad, winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest outing, Omar, has now been tapped to take on the tough challenge of remaking the cult revenge flick Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.

This marks the decision to remake the first installment of the loosely connected Park Chan-wook “revenge” trilogy with the other two already getting the remake treatment: Spike Lee’s Oldboy heads to cinemas this very November whilst Lady Vengeance will star Charlize Theron in an adaptation penned by Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For).

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance follows a deaf-mute man as he finds himself turning to drastic action ensure his sister is given the kidney transplant she desperately requires.

We’ll leave you with the trailer for the Chan-wook original. Are we all excited for the entire trilogy getting the remake treatment? The latest trailer for Spike Lee’s attempt certainly raised expectation. You can read what the Korean director confessed to me earlier this year about his first Hollywood adventure here.

Let us know what you think…


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