Korean film The Villainess spawns American television series

The Villainess Jung Byung-gil

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's production company Skybound Entertainment has closed a deal with Next Entertainment World's Contents Panda to make a television series based on the 2017 Korean action film THE VILLAINESS, which told the story of 

Anes, who was kidnapped from her home in Korea and raised as a deadly assassin in Los Angeles. Just when Anes believes she has found true peace, unsettling events drive her to return to Korea to uncover dangerous truths about her home and her past.

THE VILLAINESS director Jung Byung-gil will be directing the pilot episode of the TV show. Skybound and Contents Panda are currently looking for a writer to handle the small screen adaptation.

Bryan and Sean Furst, Co-Presidents of TV and Film at Skybound, said this in a statement:

Jung Byung-gil has quickly established himself as one of the world’s great action directors, and we’re incredibly excited to be working with him to expand the world of The Villainess into a thrilling international series."

I haven't seen THE VILLAINESS yet, but this announcement has gotten me interested in checking it out... This and the clip below of people having a swordfight while riding motorcycles.

Source: Deadline



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