Park Chan-wook to direct gangster movie
LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 — South Korean director Park Chan-wook (“Old Boy”) is to direct a crime drama set on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, according to --------Variety.
The film's producers successfully courted Park Chan-wook to helm the movie that was once eyed by Germany's Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Downfall”) and Italy's Luca Guadagnino (“Amore”).
“Corsica 72” plans to tell the real-life story of two friends who share the same love interest, with Corsican organised crime serving as a backdrop.
The writing tag team behind James Bond since “Casino Royale”, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, penned the script, and the movie will likely be shot in English.
Chan-wook earned international recognition and a Cannes Grand Prix in 2004 for “Old Boy”.
His next film, “Stoker”, set to hit theatres in March next year, will mark his Hollywood debut.
After “Corsica 72”, he will move on to his next project, a western titled The Brigands of Rattleborge. — AFP-Relaxnews