Chan-wook Park

‘Oldboy’ Director Takes on Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Second Born’

‘Oldboy’ Director Takes on Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Second Born’

Chan-wook Park, best known for his Korean classic Oldboy and the more recent Stoker, is set to take on his next project with the body theft thriller Second Born for David Lancaster's Rumble Films.

David Jagernauth wrote the original screenplay for Second Born. The story takes place in a futuristic world where neural microchip implants are able to store one's own consciousness. This leads to black market body-swapping.

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‘Oldboy’ Set Visit: Josh Brolin and Director Spike Lee Reinvent a Classic

‘Oldboy’ Set Visit: Josh Brolin and Director Spike Lee Reinvent a Classic

I startled awake into a pitch-black room. It was morning, I think... and my immediate thought was: where am I? The thick heavy curtains of my undoing were drawn down tight as I scrambled blindly in the dark for an explanation. I took quick inventory of my surroundings... a non-descript hotel room, the pungent smell of stale booze and cigarettes, a scattering of plastic cups and gaudy beads strewn carelessly across the floor. Oh yeah, now I remember...

New Orleans. Oldboy.

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‘Corsica 72’ Gets Director Chan-wook Park

‘Corsica 72’ Gets Director Chan-wook Park

Director Chan-wook Park has inked a deal to direct Ruby Films' crime drama Corsica 72.

The film is set on the island of Corsica in 1972. The story centers two friends, who chose different paths in life. The first is a honest hard working man and the latter is a thug. The friendship becomes compromised when a girl comes between them. Writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade wrote the screenplay, which made the 2009 Black List.

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Chan-wook Park Circling ‘The Brigands of Rattleborge’

Chan-wook Park Circling ‘The Brigands of Rattleborge’

Chan-wook Park (Oldboy) is in negotiations to direct the languishing Western The Brigands of Rattleborge for Warner Bros. We first reported on the project back in August 2006, when the studio acquired the script by S. Craig Zahler.

The story follows a sheriff and doctor, who team up to seek revenge against the band of outlaws who pilfered their small town. The screenplay made the Black List in 2006, but has been stuck in development due to its incredibly violent content. It is said that a major star will likely have to come on board for this project to finally move forward.

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‘Paranmanjang’ Trailer and Behind-the-Scenes Video

Korean director Park Chan-wook has shot a 30-minute long film using only an iPhone titled Paranmanjang (translates to Night Fishing) and has released a teaser trailer and a behind-the-scenes video (via Quiet Earth). Check out the videos below!

Paranmanjang is a fantastical tale about a man who, while out fishing one afternoon/evening, catches the body of a woman dressed in white. While trying to untangle the line he faints and wakes up wearing the clothes that the woman was wearing. This tale of death only gets stranger from there.

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Chan-wook Park Shoots ‘Paranmanjang’ on the iPhone 4

Paranmanjang, which translates in English to "Life full of ups and downs," centers on a man who catches a woman in the river while he is fishing at night. When they both become tangled up in the line, he believes she is dead, although she wakes up and strangles him before passing out. When the woman wakes up, though, she is wearing the man's clothes and he is wearing hers.

Chan-wook Park made the horror-thriller with his brother, Chan-kyong Park, on a small budget of $133,000. The directors simply attached different lenses to their iPhones to shoot the movie.

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Park Chan-wook to Direct Carey Mulligan in ‘Stoker’

The South Korean director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) is in talks to direct the English-language drama Stoker, starring Carey Mulligan as a young woman whose eccentric uncle comes back into her life after the death of her father, reports 24 Frames.

Stoker was written by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller.

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