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‘Oldboy’ helmer saddles up for ‘Brigands’

Red Granite to finance, co-produce Chan-wook Park pic with Mythology

Having wrapped his English-language debut “Stoker” for Fox Searchlight, South Korean helmer Chan-wook Park (“Oldboy”) is in talks to direct S. Craig Zahler’s Black List oater “The Brigands of Rattleborge,” which Red Granite Pictures has come on to fully finance and co-produce with Mythology Entertainment.

Mythology’s Bradley Fischer (“Shutter Island”) will produce with Red Granite toppers Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland. Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer and Zahler will exec produce. The other Mythology principals, Laeta Kalogridis and James Vanderbilt, are expected to be involved in a producing capacity, though their exact credits are still being worked out.

Red Granite Pictures’ sales arm, Red Granite Intl., will handle foreign sales for “Rattleborge.”

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.

“The Brigands of Rattleborge” is among a group of projects slated to be made by Red Granite and Mythology, including

Alex Proyas’ “The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag,” which is also being produced by Phoenix Pictures and Mystery Clock Cinema. Mythology is currently producing Channing Tatum starrer “White House Down” for Sony.

Red Granite is currently in production on Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. Company is also financing and producing Daniel Radcliffe-starrer “Horns” with Mandalay Pictures.

Park is no stranger to revenge pics, having directed the “Vengeance” trilogy, which includes “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance,” “Lady Vengeance,” and “Oldboy,” which will soon be remade by director Spike Lee. Fox Searchlight will give “Stoker” a platform release on March 1, 2013.

Park is repped by WME.

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