Kim Je-Woon Tracks Down Coward

He's taking on the Ed Brubaker graphic novel

Kim Je-Woon

by James White |
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His first stab at English language filmmaking might not have been the biggest success, but The Last Stand director Kim Je-Woon isn’t letting one Arnie-flavoured disappointment curtail his ambitions. He’s now attached to direct the adaptation of Ed Brubaker’s graphic novel **Coward.

Brubaker wrote the screenplay himself from the first book in his Eisner Award-winning series. Coward focuses on a second-generation heist expert whose plans have scored him a place within a world of hustlers, criminals, crooked cops and pickpockets, but he’s constantly fighting his personal demons.

“Kim Jee-Woon is exactly the type of filmmaker with which we are looking to collaborate,” producer Jamie Patricof tells Variety. “His previous work consists of elevated genre films, set in interesting worlds, with three-dimensional characters, which makes him a very strong and exciting partner for Coward.” Kim, let's not forget, is also the man behind I Saw The Devil and A** Tale Of Two Sisters**.

Kim isn’t the first director to develop the project. David Slade was attached back in 2011 when it was first announced, but has since moved on to other things, including work on TV series Hannibal.

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