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Dredd producers to remake I Saw The Devil

Dec. 19, 2013by: Ryan Miller

In 2010 Kim Jee-Woon delivered horror fans a masterful piece of cinema with his serial killer thriller I SAW THE DEVIL, and now it's headed to the States for a remake. Okay, hold on just a second. Before you go and jump off that cliff with the rest of them, there's actually a silver lining here. Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna—the producers who brought us DREDD and THE GREY—will be behind the English-language remake of the revenge tale. If a remake is going to happen at all, it might as well be in the right hands, and it appears to be so far as Shankar and Silna’s 1984 Private Defense Contractors has made a name for itself by producing a string of violent, filmmaker-driven action movies and crime thrillers.

According to them, this isn't so much a remake as it is a "port" of the original film. Here's what Shankar told The Wrap: “Kim Jee-Woon’s ’I Saw the Devil’ is perfect in so many ways. The intention is not to remake the film per se, but rather to “port” it for international audiences.” Sounds like a shot-for-shot remake to me, but is that necessarily a bad thing? Matt Reeves' LET ME IN took the same approach and that one turned out pretty good. Right now I'm skeptical, but I do think that there's a chance this could turn out to be a solid retelling as long as they keep the same focus of the original as it was a heavily character-driven film with plenty of the red stuff.

Extra Tidbit: Do you guys have any hope for this remake?
Source: The Wrap

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11:52PM on 12/20/2013
Stop the reboot madness. Please stay home and avoid these hideous attempts to make cash. I have an Idea. How about, oh, watch the fucking original!!!!
Stop the reboot madness. Please stay home and avoid these hideous attempts to make cash. I have an Idea. How about, oh, watch the fucking original!!!!
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11:06AM on 12/20/2013
Don't cater to people who can't read...

I Saw the Devil is perfect, no where to go from here but down.
Don't cater to people who can't read...

I Saw the Devil is perfect, no where to go from here but down.
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3:12AM on 12/20/2013
Maybe they should check out how the new Old Boy remake turns out to be.
Maybe they should check out how the new Old Boy remake turns out to be.
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7:07AM on 12/20/2013
It was pretty much "All aboard the Fail Boat!!"
It was pretty much "All aboard the Fail Boat!!"
10:05PM on 12/19/2013
I've seen I Saw The Devil and it does not need a remake or a "port" to western audiences. It's a great movie regardless of the language it's in.
I've seen I Saw The Devil and it does not need a remake or a "port" to western audiences. It's a great movie regardless of the language it's in.
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5:37PM on 12/19/2013
If the original film is so good that you have to remake it shot for shot, that should tell you if you need to remake it or not.
If the original film is so good that you have to remake it shot for shot, that should tell you if you need to remake it or not.
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5:05PM on 12/19/2013
I really don't get that quote (unless Shankar really is that retarded), how can you possibly "port" a film without remaking it? Unless they intend to just dub the original and release a different kind of monstrosity.
I really don't get that quote (unless Shankar really is that retarded), how can you possibly "port" a film without remaking it? Unless they intend to just dub the original and release a different kind of monstrosity.
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