Theron, Monahan set for Sympathy for Lady Vengeance remake

Spike Lee‘s remake of Oldboy is currently in production, and it seems to have reignited the long-gestating do-over of director Park Chan-wook‘s sort-of-sequel Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.

According to Deadline, billionairess Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures will now produce the flick along with Charlize Theron‘s shingle.

William Monahan (Oscar winning scribe of The Departed) will write and direct, while Theron will star in the lead role. Both have been attached to the project since 2008.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance are three thematically connected stories that comprise Park’s South Korean ‘Vengeance Trilogy.’

Lady concerns a woman, recently released from prison, orchestrating an elaborate take-down of the man who framed her for the murder of a child. Her mission is complicated when she discovers he had been responsible for many more killings, and considers offering the parents of the slain children an opportunity to take their own pound of flesh.

Of the project, Monahan had this to say:

“This will be very American — and very unexpected. Park is a genius; it’s the Everest of adaptations and I’ve got blood in my teeth to do it.”

We’re intrigued.

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