Bond Director To Take Charge Of ‘Die Bad’ Remake?

November 6, 2008 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Movies | Leave a comment

Hollywood is in the process of discussing the remake of ‘Die Bad’ which was the debut film of director, Ryu Seung Wan.

On November 6th, American Movie Journal, Variety reports that Universal Studios is in the process of discussing the ‘Die Bad’ remake.

The remake will be directed by Mark Forster who directed ‘Monster Ball’ and recently released, ‘007: Quantum Of Solace,’ while the script will be written by Brad Ingelsby reported Variety. The movie will be set in New York.

There are many Korean fans of Director Ryu Seung Wan’s 2000 film ‘Die Bad’ which is a combination of 4 short films about the rise and fall of gangs.

Source: Star News
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Check out related articles by Variety and The BBC. Big thank you to Clara for the forward!

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Korean film “Die Bad” directed by Ryu Seung-wan will be remade in Hollywood by Universal Studios. Released in 2000, “Die Bad” earned critical acclaim for director Ryu with its incomparable atmosphere and realistic action sequences.

Composed of four short films – “Turf War,” “Nightmare,” “Modern Man,” and “Die Bad” – “Die Bad” was shot on a really tight budget and at first shown only in one theater. However, words about the ingenuity of the film quickly spread to grant it nationwide release. Actor Ryu Seung-beom, director Ryu’s younger brother, made his debut in this film about the meaning of violence in modern times.

American entertainment journal Variety reported that Marc Forster is short-listed to direct the Hollywood version of “Die Bad.” Forster’s other accomplished works include “Finding Neverland” and “The Kite Runner.” His most recent work was the latest James Bond flick, “007 Quantum of Solace,” which won worldwide acclaim as one of the best James Bond movies ever. Also to join the production staff are screenwriter Brad Ingels and producer Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment, which specializes in Asian film remakes.



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