Among the works of filmmaker Park San-wook is the TV series 'Oldboy'

Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook has partnered with Lionsgate Television to develop a sequel version of his 2003 revenge thriller. big boy.

The project will be an English language adaptation of the story, loosely based on a Magna of the same name.

“Lionsgate shares my creative vision to bring Television big boy in the world of television,” said Park. „I look forward to working with a studio that stands for bold, original and risky storytelling.”

Besides running maid And decision to leave, Park previously produced the dystopian thriller Snowpiercer It was turned into a series. He also directs and produces HBO's new limited series sympathize Starring Robert Downey, Jr.

„Park is one of the most visionary storytellers of our generation, and we are thrilled to partner with him to bring his cinematic masterpiece to the television screen,” said Scott Herbst, EVP and Head of Script Development, Lionsgate Television. „This serial adaptation big boy will feature The raw emotional power, iconic fight scenes and visceral style made the film a classic.

big boy, directed and co-written by Park, follows a man imprisoned for 15 years who, without knowing why he was imprisoned or by whom, must find his captor in five days when he is released. Image is part of Parks Revenge Trilogy, incl Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance And Sympathy for female revenge.

big boy It was adapted into a 2013 English-language film directed by Spike Lee and starring Josh Brolin.

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