Charlize Theron in Sympathy For Lady Vengeance remake

News Glen Chapman
29 Nov 2012 - 07:19

Another of Park Chan Wook's vengeance trilogy is set for the western remake treatment, this time with Charlize Theron on board...

With one part of Park Chan Wook's vengeance trilogy already receiving the western remake treatment, courtesy of Spike Lee's take on Old Boy, it would now appear that sights are being set on Sympathy For Lady Vengeance too. News has broken that Charlize Theron attached to the leading role in the US take on the movie. William Monahan (The Departed and London Boulevard) is handling the adaptation according to the press release, although it's unclear if he'll act as a writer only or writer/director.

The film itself follows a woman who leaves prison after completing a sentence for a murder she didn't commit, to seek revenge against the killer and avenge the dead.

Appreciating that the default reaction to remakes for many is far from positive, particularly western remakes of foreign language films, there's still an argument here (and it's not unique to this film) that the calibre of those involved should help alleviate some of the scepticism. Both Theron and Monahan are Oscar winners, and both have outstanding pieces of work in their filmography.

More on the film when we find it out.


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