Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Charlize Gets Her Vengeance

Well this was something I thought long dead. Proved me wrong, Charlize! You'll always get your man. Way back in 2008 there was word that Ms. Theron wanted to star in a remake of Park Chan-wook's 2005 film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. Lady was the third film in Park's so-called "Vengeance trilogy," which also includes Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy, and it's probably the best one at that. So I should be upset that they want to remake it... but I just can't get mad at Charlize doing anything, you guys. I totally want to see her in a remake of this movie! I want to see her do anything. Also Oldboy's in the middle of getting the remake treatment with Spike Lee at the helm and I used up all my back-and-forth on that one. Anyway point is the remake is back on, says The Playlist. William Monahan, who wrote The Departed and directed London Boulevard (haven't seen it), is making it. Says he:

"This will be very American – and very unexpected. Park is a genius; it’s the Everest of adaptations and I've got blood in my teeth to do it.”

Well if you ask me he improved the already terrific Infernal Affairs with his script for The Departed, so maybe he can actually walk the walk and not just talk the talk. I like that he speaks of changing it up for our shores; Lady seems pretty rooted in South Korean culture, and it'll need some switching up to make sense here. I will say this though - he'll never make a movie as good looking as Park's film, so he just shouldn't try to top that part.

1 comment:

John said...

JA I agree with you about Charlize. I loved her in Monster even though she looked terrible and she was playing a real life killer but she was nuts in it and she earned her Oscar. I really liked her in The Devils Advocate and she has a major breakdown in the movie and, well I won't ruin it for anyone who's never seen it. She was good in it.