Park Chan-wook Takes on Violent Western 'Brigands of Rattleborge'

August 29, 2012
Source: Variety

Park Chan-wook

What's next for acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, the mind behind the Vengeance Trilogy/Oldboy and Thirst? He's finishing up his latest film Stoker, starring Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode, for Fox Searchlight, and now Variety is reporting he's in talks to move onto a western called The Brigands of Rattleborge next. Red Granite Pictures is financing with Mythology Entertainment, working from a script written by Craig Zahler that was on the Blacklist a few years ago. It's an ultraviolent western with quite a few good roles to fill, and I think it might be an excellent follow-up to Stoker for Chan-wook.

The screenplay by S. Craig Zahler (Asylum Blackout) made the Blacklist back in 2006. The original synopsis for Brigands of Rattleborge: "The story is about a group of ruthless thieves who use the cover of a torrential rainstorm to plunder a frontier town named Rattleborge. During the chaotic aftermath, the bereaved sheriff must team up with a vengeful doctor to seek retribution." It's essentially about a group of bandits who use the cover of a thunderstorm to rob a small town. See what I mean about great roles? Bandits, sheriffs, a doctor, townspeople, and Park can always round up talented actors. Stoker is Park's English-language debut, and if all goes well, it sounds like Brigands of Rattleborge might be his English-language follow-up.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


I thought I was looking at Bobby Lee when I saw the thumbnail for this article.

Chazzy on Aug 29, 2012


I would welcome a few good Westerns.

DAVIDPD on Aug 29, 2012


sounds good - IF.....they can get the right actors for the roles.

beevis on Aug 29, 2012


It seems dreams do come true. Bring it!

Isildur_of_Numenor on Aug 30, 2012

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