Marc Forster Remaking Korean Action Flick Die Bad
by Alex Billington
November 5, 2008
Hot on the heels of the upcoming Quantum of Solace, filmmaker Marc Forster has signed on for a new project. Forster will directed the English language remake of the Korean action movie Die Bad for Universal. The original film, set in South Korea, features a set of four interlocking stories, each with their own style, focusing a gangster and gang violence. It was directed by Korean martial-arts filmmaker Seung-wan Ryoo and won the audience award at the Pusan Film Festival. The remake will be penned by Brad Ingelsby, of The Honeyfields and the upcoming Low Dweller, and will be transplanted to US soil.
Anyone who has seen Forster's Quantum of Solace, which is only a handful of people here in the US and just about every citizen in the UK, knows that he's a very capable action director that can pull of some entertaining stunts. I had personally never heard of Die Bad until today, but it sounds like a film worthy of an English-language remake. It's already got an impressive creative team, with the likes of Ingelsby and Forster, so I expect it to turn out pretty awesome. While waiting for more details on the remake, including who they cast, I'm sure I'll be able to watch Die Bad - hopefully it lives up to all of the expectations I've now set while researching it.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
I wonder if people will confuse this with Die Hard...
peloquin on Nov 5, 2008
I was betting that the first comment would have something to do with Die Hard...
Frame on Nov 5, 2008
i was betting the second comment was going to refer to the first comment. But on a side note. I like Fosters style. So do it up.
Red Buttons on Nov 5, 2008
will obviously change name as title sounds stupid lol
nelson on Nov 5, 2008
Does this mean he officially isn't coming back for another Bond?
Steven on Nov 5, 2008
#5 i think hes thinking about doing another bond but he doesnt know if he wants to take a few years out of his life to do another, something like that.. alex posted that somewhere.
big r on Nov 6, 2008
I had a feeling that the second set of three comments wouldn't continue the trend that was started in the first set of three. I never heard of this either. Sounds intriguing though. Just goes to show that there's some great filmmaking going on all over the globe. So why waste time watching crap? 🙂
kevjohn on Nov 6, 2008
where am I?
icke on Nov 6, 2008
for the love of god STOP REMAKING ASIAN FILMS.
jared on Feb 24, 2009
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