2010’s foreign serial killer thriller I Saw The Devil, directed by Kim Jee-Woon, is nothing short of being a masterful piece of twisted cinema. And now, SURPRISE, it’s headed to the States for a remake! This isn’t much of a surprise, especially after the remake of Oldboy.
Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna (the producers who brought us Dredd and The Grey) will be behind the English-language remake. According to them, this isn’t so much a remake as it is a ‘port’ of the original film. Here’s what Shankar told The Wrap: “Kim Jee-Woon’s ’I Saw the Devil’ is perfect in so many ways. The intention is not to remake the film per se, but rather to ‘port’ it for international audiences.”
I’m skeptical, as I loved the original and see no need for retelling it, but I’ll reserve my judgement for the final product. There’s a chance this could turn out to be a solid retelling as long as they keep the same energy, but we shall see
Courtesy of The Wrap