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US Remake of Failan

2007/06/11 | Permalink | Source

Song Hae-seong's "Failan" (2001) starring Choi Min-sik and Cecilia Cheung will be remade by director Vadim Perelman. Filming is scheduled for this year's fall.

Vadim Perelman directed the drama The House of Sand and Fog. The adaptation of the screenplay is in the hands of Jose Rivera, whose credits include The Motorcycle Diaries. US production company, Beacon Pictures and Landscape pictures teamed up as co-producers.

In "Failan", a man takes on the mafia who exploited his immigrant wife. He never met her, since it was only a formal agreement set up by the mafia. However, he learns about her faith through the letters she left him before she died and it compels him to seek revenge for her.

The remake relocates the story to New York. The immigrant woman will be changed into a Russian and she will fall in the hands of the Russian mafia.

Song Hae-seong also directed last years "Maundy Thursday" ("Our Happy Time"). Choi Min-sik is internationally best known for his role in Park Chan-wook's Cannes' Grand Prize winner "Old Boy". The acclaimed original scenario was scripted by Kim Hae-gon who went on to direct "Between Love and Hate" ("The Unbearable Lightness of Dating").

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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