Park Chan-wook is preparing a remake of Couperet, Gosta-Gavras’ thriller with José Garcia

After Decision to Leave, awarded at Cannes, the director also wants to shoot a western and a SF film. In addition to his series The Sympathizer!

Already winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004 for old boyand the jury prize in 2009 for Thirst, this is my blood, Park Chan-wook left this weekend from the Croisette with the cost of staging for his new film, Decision to Leave. The story of an investigator who accepts a murder case, but is not immune to the charms of the victim’s wife, who tops the list of suspects.

After this great reward, the South Korean director does not intend to stop on such a good path, and he also gave an update on all his current projects with Deadline. First, he needs to wrap up his series for HBO Max, The Sympathizerstarring Robert Downey Jr. Recently announced, it is an adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, which follows a Franco-Vietnamese spy for communist forces during the Vietnam War. He lives the last days of this historic war before going into exile in Los Angeles…

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Without giving too many details, he also mentions his desire to shoot a western and a science fiction film that he wrote himself. The first is undoubtedly The Brigands of Rattlecreeka series project announced in 2019, in collaboration with S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk). And he also counts remaker The Cleaverthe 2005 Costa-Gavras thriller starring José Garcia as a man who finds himself unemployed and decides to eliminate all candidates trying to obtain the same position as him. “This story is heartbreaking, explains the filmmaker. It’s about a middle-aged man who’s lost his job and needs to get food for his family. So he struggles between this need to find a job in his very particular field, and he becomes a serial killer because of it. He adds, after taking stock: “Here, I’m not hiding anything. All my potential projects are there, they travel with me to make them known to all those who would like to invest in them.”

Decision to leave is expected in theaters on June 29, 2022. Here is its trailer:

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