Warner Bros. has acquired remake rights to the Chan-Wook Park-directed Korean film “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” and set Brian Tucker (“Broken City”) to write the script.
Pic will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian at di Bonaventura Pictures; CJ Entertainment’s Miky Lee and Ted Kim; and Room 101’s Steven Schneider (“Paranormal Activity”).
The film is one leg of Park’s famed Vengeance trilogy. Another pic in that series, “Oldboy,” is being remade by Mandate and Vertigo.
In “Sympathy,” the women two different men love most are murdered, and the men set out on violent quests to punish those responsible. Trouble is, they themselves are the ones responsible and only one of them will have vengeance.
Mabrouk El Mechri will be exec producer.
CJ Entertainment made Park’s most recent thriller, “Thirst,” and Joon-ho Bong’s “Mother.” The company is working on several remakes and “Korean Wedding,” a romantic comedy at Lionsgate.
WME packaged the deal.