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The famous movie is turned into a series

The famous movie is turned into a series

the Park Chan Wook “It will turn into a successful film.”Big boy» To an English-language series in cooperation with Lionsgate Television. Park, who directed and wrote the original film, will produce the series with his partner Sid Lim.

The 2003 film is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Jarun Tsuchiya. The film revolves around Dai Shu, a man who was taken off the streets and imprisoned for 15 years, then one day he was released and given 5 days to find his captor.

“Oldboy” is the second title of the director’s “Vengeance” trilogy, after “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” (2002) and before that “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” (2005). The film won several awards, including the Grand Prix at the Film Festival It was 2004, the first award for a South Korean film. Spike Lee remade the film in 2013 with Josh Brolin in the lead role.

Chan stated: “Lionsgate Television shares my creative vision for bringing “Oldboy” to the world of television. I look forward to working with a studio whose brand stands for bold, innovative storytelling and risk-taking.
Scott Herbst, president of script development at Lionsgate Television, said:Park is one of the most visionary storytellers of our generation, and we are thrilled to be working with him to bring his cinematic masterpiece to television. This Oldboy adaptation of the series will contain the raw emotional power, iconic fight scenes, and spartan style that made the film a classic.
Park is also known for directing the films “The Handmaid” (2016), “The Decision to Leave” (2022) – which won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival – “Stalker” (2013) and “Thirst” (2009), as well as producing the film and television series “ Snowpiercer”. He most recently produced and directed the series “The Sympathizer” starring Robert Downey Jr. which is currently airing on HBO. He also has a Netflix action thriller, “Uprising,” which will premiere later this year.

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