OldBoy director Chan-wook Park is in talks to direct a western called The Brigands of Rattleborge for Red Granite Pictures and Mythology Entertainment. The script, written by Craig Zahler, topped the 2006 Black List.
The story is described as being an ultra violent thriller, and the story follows "a sheriff and a doctor who seek revenge against a group of bandits who use the cover of a torrential thunderstorm to rob and terrorize the occupants of a small town."
I love the concept of this story, and it sounds like it will make for a great film. The reason it took so long to get into development is because of the crazy violent content. So it's perfect for Park, who just completed shooting Stoker for Fox Searchlight Pictures. This guy knows how to direct violence in film.
Red Granite is currently in production on Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. They are also financing and producing the Daniel Radcliffe-starrer Horns with Mandalay Pictures. There's a talented group of people behind this production, and I can't wait to see how it ends up turning out.
Do you think this would make a good film project for Park to take on?