I can't believe that after Spike Lee's weak sauce remake of Oldboy someone is actually going to attempt to remake Kim Jee Woon's insane revenge film I Saw The Devil. Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna’s 1984 Private Defense Contractors has acquired the rights to the 2010 South Korean movie and will give it an English language remake. Shankar has this to say in a statement,
"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."
Well, that would be called remaking the movie, and there's no way they will do the original film justice. My only hope for this remake is that by making it, it will spark interest in people to take time to watch the original. That's the only positive thing I can see coming from these kinds of remakes. If you haven't watched it, you should check it out! I believe it's on Netflix.
The 2010 film starred Oldboy's Choi Min-sik who plays 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 (The Good, The Bad, The Weird's 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."