I quite enjoyed Park Chan-wook‘s English-language debut, Stoker, but it looks like he’ll be returning to his native South Korea for his follow-up. According to Screen Daily, Park is set to adapt Sarah Waters‘ 2002 novel Fingersmith, and will begin casting this month. Waters’ book is set in Victorian London, and focuses on young women are who work as petty thieves (“fingersmiths”). The book was previously adapted in 2005 into a two-part BBC miniseries starring Sally Hawkins and Imelda Staunton. Park is resetting his adaptation to Korea sometime during the Japanese occupation (1910 – 1945). The Korean title, “Agashi”, directly translates to “Young Lady” or “Miss”. There’s currently no English title for the project.
Production is set to begin in the first half of 2015. Hit the jump to read the synopsis for Waters’ novel.