Saturday, 27 September 2014

Adam Wingard set for I Saw The Devil

After launching his latest blend of horror and thriller with The Guest, Adam Wingard has set his sights on a remake for his next project. He and regular collaborator Simon Barrett are closing on a deal to craft a new version of Kim Jee-Woon's Korean thriller I Saw The Devil (2010).

It's a surprising move when you consider the pair have previously generated their own material. But while we're not sure the story was crying out to be remade, the thought of the twisted minds behind You're Next (2011) bringing something fresh to it does have a certain appeal. And we're fairly certain they wouldn't have decided to take on the film without some new ideas.

The original is a revenge tale in which an elite special agent's pregnant fiancée is murdered by a madman. In return, he lures the killer into a violent, freaky cat and mouse game of revenge, twisting the notions of hero and villain into new forms.

Barrett and Wingard have been chasing this for a while, according to The Wrap, and Barrett is already at work on the script with Wingard starting the casting process. The Guest, meanwhile, is out now in the UK and US.

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