English-language remake of South Korean classic I SAW THE DEVIL on the way from the directors of You’re Next and The Guest
I Saw The Devil tells the story of a heavily pregnant woman who is brutally murdered by a deranged psychopathic serial-killer (Min-Sik). The victim’s husband work is a policeman\bodyguard. He’s more than just a cop though, he’s some sort of special-agent.
When her decapitated body is found, the husband uses his training and skills to track down the serial killer and get his revenge for the vicious and pointless murder of his wife.
Now after nearly 5 years and a HUGE cult following, I Saw The Devil has made the inevitable journey over to America. It has landed in the hands of directing/writing duo Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest).
I’m a hardcore fan, but I know the majority ain’t going to be happy…but they never are.
We knew that this was inevitable and if it has to be remade, then I’m glad that the project has landed in hands of Barrett and Wingard. These guys just keep going from strength-to-strength.
I really enjoyed You’re Next, it was a simple premise executed perfectly with some really clever and inventive ideas. It wasn’t my favourite film of all time but it was one strongest in the genre for that year.
Their next feature, The Guest put them on the map as one of the strongest writers/directors in indie cinema, today. I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing this yet but I haven’t read a bad word about it. I’ll be checking it out at the cinema this week.
I’m almost certain that these guys are fans of the original…I mean, who isn’t? I have 100% faith that these guys will do a superb job. They know how extreme it is. They know if there’s going to be a remake, the fans will accept nothing else other than full-blown madness.
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