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Charlize Theron Will Be Lady Vengeance
With William Monahan writing the script

28 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Charlize Theron - Lady Vengeance

If you thought that only two-thirds of Park Chan-Wook's Vengeance trilogy were headed for Hollywood, with Oldboy and Sympathy For Mr Vengeance, you’d best think again. Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah Films grabbed the rights to Lady Vengeance back in 2008 and began developing a new version of it. Now Theron has also made a deal to star.

The original 2005 film (which arrived here in 2006) follows the first two, but doesn’t have a direct narrative connection, sharing instead themes and a few cast members. Lady Vengeance tells the story of a young woman who is put away in prison after taking the fall for a child killer who is still at large.

Upon her release, she searches for her daughter and puts into motion a plan to take revenge on the real culprit.

The Departed’s William Monahan is aboard to write the script and outlines what he plans in a statement picked up by The Hollywood Reporter: "This will be very American ­ and very unexpected. Park is a genius; it’s the Everest of adaptations and I've got blood in my teeth to do it." Hmm, we're not sure what that last phrase means, but it sounds like he might need some floss.

There’s no director attached yet, but Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures is on to provide the financing. Depending on how the scripting goes, this could be shooting as early as next year.

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RE: Apprehensive....Update ....
I also would like to register my interest in inserting my penis into attractive females. More

Posted by UTB at 13:50 on 29 November 2012 | Report This Post

Apprehensive....Update ....
Charlize Theron would get it though! A very constructive update!!!! More

Posted by leetee80 at 13:39 on 29 November 2012 | Report This Post

Apprehensive....Update ....
Charlize Theron would get it though! A very constructive update!!!! More

Posted by leetee80 at 13:37 on 29 November 2012 | Report This Post

I love the vengence trilogy, first Old Boy is gathering speed on the varient of the source material, but I dont see the point remaking an already classic movie. But I find Lady Vengence a far darker story with child murders and the certainly grim ending that Park does in the movie, not sure if Hollywood has the guts to pull off a good acount of any of the Vengence movies. Will have to wait and see if I suppose! More

Posted by leetee80 at 13:33 on 29 November 2012 | Report This Post

That COULD be awesome, actually.
Theron is an amazing actor (best female actor of her generation if you ask me) and Monahan certainly has the right stuff. When The Departed came out I was brown-nosing Asian cinema quite a lot, but I have to admit that it's way better than Infernal Affairs. I'm not saying Monahan will best Park, but if the script is nearly as good and Theron is on top form (which she will be) then all this needs is the right director. My vote: Jonathan Demme. More

Posted by Nicky C at 13:15 on 29 November 2012 | Report This Post

AWESOME! Says nobody. More

Posted by UTB at 12:03 on 29 November 2012 | Report This Post

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