HOWEVER: Theron’s film won’t be called Lady Vengeance, as the original Korean revenge film was, but rather Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, a sort-of portmanteau of Lady Vengeance and another installment in the trilogy, No Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.
In order to stoke our interest further, the producers have picked The Departed‘s screenwriter William Monahan to draft the script. He’s a guy that knows a thing or two about adapting uber-violent Asian cinema, so that’s a big plus as well.
Charlize has demonstrated that she has no problem going gritty (Monster), gay (also Monster), or full-retard (Arrested Development), so let’s kick back and see where this thing goes. In the interim, let’s gear up for October 11, 2013’s premiere of Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy, the Chan Wook-Park that kicked off the fabled trilogy.