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8.29.2012

park chan-wook to direct the brigands of rattleborge

Hell yes. Park Chan-wook, the guy behind Oldboy and Thirst, who recently wrapped his English-language debut Stoker, is reportedly in talks to direct the violent western The Brigands of Rattleborge for Red Granite Pictures and Mythology Entertainment: 'Oldboy' helmer saddles up for 'Brigands.'

Interesting to note that Brigands was once considered one of Hollywood's best unproduced scripts, unable to get off the ground because of its violent content. I'm guessing somebody in charge got around to watching Park's Vengeance Trilogy and thought, yo, maybe this Korean guy handle it.
Thriller 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. Script topped the 2006 Black List but has languished in development due to its violent content, which will likely necessitate the casting of a major star.
But I think it needs a better title. More here: 'Oldboy' Helmer Park Chan-Wook To Direct Western 'The Brigands Of Rattleborge.'