American remakes of foreign films is nothing new, so when rumblings for a remake of I Saw the Devil, a 2010 crime drama horror, began some time ago, we knew it would eventually happen. Instinctively and understandably, the fan base became upset, seeing as how often American remakes of foreign films are usually watered down and much weaker, having less of an impact and leaving you with asking “why” it was remade.
However, you put a film like that in the capable hands of the director/writer team Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, people’s ears perk up and attitudes suddenly become more positive. The duo’s home invasion film You’re Next was a big hit and their newest film The Guest, which opens this week, is receiving a lot of positive buzz and critic reviews. Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett will be teaming up once again with producers Keith Calder and Jessica Calder at Snoot Entertainment, as well as producers Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna.
The synopsis for I Saw the Devil is as follows: When his pregnant fiancee becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.
It’s a very intense (to say the least) violent thriller with some stellar performances coming from Oldboy actor Min-sik Choi and Byung-hun Lee. The remake is in very early stages right now, but it will be interesting to see how this develops and who the dynamic duo casts.