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Park Chan-Wook's SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE Getting a Remake

May 22, 2013
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A topic currently discussed by movie-goers and critics alike, is the subject of remakes. Many don't believe that a remake hurts the original, and others don't see value in remaking a classic, therefore resulting in distaste for the concept. One thing is for certain; remakes aren't going to slow down anytime soon.

News on that front has just surfaced for another Park Chan-Wook classic. Chan-Wook's "Oldboy" was already set to get the remake treatment from director Spike Lee. Now his, other classic film in the Vengeance Trilogy is also getting a remake. The film is "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" and writer Brian Tucker ("Broken City") is penning the script for an English-adaptation.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, known for producing such franchises as "G.I. Joe" and "Transformers", is behind both films, with no director currently attached to helm "Sympathy". Does this imply we can expect a certain level of commercialization to the films if Bonaventura is set on helping to bring them to fruition?

I surely hope the answer is no because Chan-Wook is one of the most incredible and revolutionary filmmakers around and in this case, I passionately don't believe a remake should be happening for either film. It's a shame that Chan-Wook's first English-fronted film "Stoker" was only a critically-acclaimed success and not a monetary one. Perhaps then they would leave his gold masterpieces alone and dabble with some new material.

What do you think of this remake news? Let us know in the comments section below!

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