You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

WB wants ‘Vengeance’

Korean film is part of Chan-Wook Park's trilogy

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.

More Biz

  • Tarana Burke. Participants march against sexual

    'Weinstein Effect' Leads to Jump in Sexual Harassment Complaints

    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”). […]

  • At&t Time Warner Stock Index

    Merger Perks! WarnerMedia Employees Treated to 'Robust' Discounts On AT&T Products

    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”). […]

  • Norman Pearlstine

    Los Angeles Times Officially Returns to Local Ownership; Norman Pearlstine Named Editor

    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”). […]

  • John Stankey

    WarnerMedia Boss John Stankey Talks Post-Merger Priorities, Investing in Content and Falling for 'Westworld'

    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”). […]

  • Beyonce Jay Z video

    Beyonce and Jay-Z’s ‘Everything Is Love’ Now Available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon

    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”). […]

  • Mike Easterlin & Gregg Nadel

    Warner to Launch Elektra Music Group as Standalone Company

    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”). […]

  • Seth MacFarlane attends the Fox Networks

    Seth MacFarlane Says He's 'Embarrassed' to Work for Fox

    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”). […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content