I’ve long been fond of director Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett‘s collaborations (A Horrible Way to Die, V/H/S/, and You’re Next among them) and I think you guys will have a total fucking blast with The Guest. So I’m definitely excited (and a little surprised) to learn that they will be tackling a remake of Kim Jee-Woon‘s modern masterpiece I Saw the Devil. Though the original South Korean film was just released in 2010, I’m confident that Wingard and Barrett have what it takes to make an English language version of the story feel fresh and relevant.
In additional good news Keith Calder and Jessica Calder, who shepherded the duo’s last two features, will return to produce the film alongside Dredd producers Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna. If you’re at all a fan of serial killer films, you’ll want to check this out. Hit the jump for more on the I Saw the Devil remake.
Per The Wrap:
The deal has been in the works for some time now, as Barrett has already started writing the script and director Wingard has begun meeting with actors.
I’m stoked that they’re kind of far along, it would be nice to have a Wingard/Barrett joint every year. They can definitely be trusted to avoid the lazy approach that plagues a lot of modern reinterpretations.