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Mondo Releases Steamy ‘The Handmaiden’ Poster From J.A.W. Cooper

Park Chan-wook‘s modern masterpiece The Handmaiden gets a properly steamy poster from Mondo, courtesy of artist J.A.W. Cooper. And by steamy, we mean literally — the poster depicts the famous bathtub scene from the film. But also, in the descriptive sense, because oh boy was Park’s 2016 erotic thriller something else. It’s only fitting that The Handmaiden, a dizzyingly seductive thriller from Oldboy director Park Chan-wook, would get an equally sensual poster from artist J.A.W. Cooper, which...
Tags: Art, Movies, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Cooper, Kim Min, Ha Jung, Ben Wa, The Handmaiden, Park Chan wook, Kim Tae, J A W Cooper

Park Chan-Wook to Helm A24’s Series Adaptation of The Sympathizer

Park Chan-Wook to helm A24’s series adaptation of The Sympathizer A24 has acquired the rights to author Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer-winning debut novel The Sympathizer. The acclaimed studio has teamed up with Rhombus Media to develop the series adaptation of said novel, which centers around a Communist spy during the Vietnam war. Nguyen took to Twitter to also announce that award-winning South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook has officially signed on to helm the project. This marks Park’s se...
Tags: TV, Movies, Los Angeles, Bbc, Park, TV News, Vietnam, A24, Nguyen, Steven Yeun, ComingSoon, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Park Chan wook, Chan Wook, Park Chan, Ali Wong

Park Chan-wook is Directing a TV Adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer-Winning Novel ‘The Sympathizer’

Park Chan-wook has found his next TV project. The filmmaker behind Oldboy and The Handmaiden ventured into TV for the first time for the John le Carré series Little Drummer Girl in 2018, and will be bringing another espionage story to to the screen with A24’s TV adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer. A24, Park Chan-wook, and post-Vietnam War espionage? It’s a match made in heaven for the Sympathizer TV series, which is being developed for the small sc...
Tags: Television, Movies, America, Los Angeles, War, Adaptation, Vietnam, A24, Saigon, Nguyen, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Park Chan wook, Park Chan, The Sympathizer, Sympathizer

Park Chan-wook’s Next Movie, ‘Decision to Leave,’ Starts Shooting This Month

Park Chan-wook is getting started on his first feature film in four years. The celebrated Korean auteur behind Oldboy and The Handmaiden is starting production on his next film, Decision to Leave, which is set to star Park Hye-il (The Host) as a detective who begins to suspect and fall for the widow of a murder victim (Tang Wei, Lust, Caution). Variety reports that Park Chan-wook is due to start filming Decision to Leave later this month. Produced by Moho Film and backed by CJ Entertainment,...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Park, John Le Carre, Alfred Hitchcock, Academy, Tang, Bong Joon, Mystery/Suspense, AMC BBC, Park Chan-wook, Foreign Language, Tang Wei, Florence Pugh, Park Yong, Decision to Leave

Park Chan-wook Set to Start Shooting Next Movie ‘Decision to Leave’

Celebrated Korean director Park Chan-wook (“Oldboy,” “The Handmaiden”) will start production later this month on Korean-language drama film “Decision to Leave.” The cast is headed by China’s Tang Wei (“Lust, Caution,” “Black Hat”) and Korean actor Park Hye-il (“The Host,” “Memories of Murder”). The picture is produced by Moho Film and counts CJ Entertainment as […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Production, Park Chan wook, Tang Wei, Decision to Leave, Park Hye

What to Watch After ‘Parasite’: A Primer for the Incredible World of South Korean Cinema

Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite destroyed the awards circuit this season, and for good reason. The dark comedy and thriller about a family of con artists strategically inserting themselves into a rich family’s lives is a masterwork of filmmaking. The less you know about Parasite before viewing, the better, so stop reading now and go watch it. So…have you watched it? Would you like to know where to find other South Korean cinema to scratch a newfound itch for unusual and compelling human drama...
Tags: Movies, Features, Park, Korea, Kim, Busan, Lee, Host, Bong, Bong Joon Ho, Parasite, Oldboy, Kim Jee, Kim Jee woon, Featured Stories Sidebar, Park Chan wook

You Need to Watch ‘Brick’ Before Seeing Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

(Welcome to  Knives In , a series about the movies to watch before Rian Johnson’s  Knives Out  arrives in theaters.) Put on your murder-solving hat, because /Film has given me jurisdiction to dive deep into one film a day in preparation for the release of Rian Johnson’s  Knives Out , which hits theaters tomorrow. Each film relates to Johnson’s “whodunit” in its own unique way, and each picture should hopefully be viewed prior to patrons watching the new movie on the big screen. Today, we’l...
Tags: New York, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Features, Park, Johnson, Duke, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, John Boyega, Rian Johnson, Brick, Chinatown, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Lee

You Need to Watch ‘Stoker’ Before Seeing Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

(Welcome to  Knives In , a series about the movies to watch before Rian Johnson’s  Knives Out  arrives in theaters.) Put on your murder-solving hat, because /Film has given me jurisdiction to dive deep into one film a day in preparation for the release of Rian Johnson’s  Knives Out , which hits theaters this week (read our review here). Each film relates to Johnson’s “whodunit” in its own unique way, and each picture should hopefully be viewed prior to patrons watching the new movie on the b...
Tags: Movies, India, Features, Park, Dermot Mulroney, Anjelica Huston, Johnson, Alfred Hitchcock, Rian Johnson, Nicolas Roeg, Harlan, Charlie, Mia Wasikowska, Stoker, Featured Stories Sidebar, Park Chan wook

Why Does Rage Define ‘Parasite’ and Other Popular East Asian Movies?

Many thriller and horror films from Japan, China and South Korea reveal a complicated relationship between those societies and the ancient tenets of Confucianism.
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Movies, News, China, Japan China, Confucius, Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Jia Zhang Ke, Confucianism, Violence (Media and Entertainment, Parasite (Movie, Im Sang-soo, A Touch of Sin (Movie, Tmagholiday2019

Busan: Park Chan-wook to Remake Costa Gavras’ Dark Comedy ‘The Ax’

“Old Boy” director Park Chan-wook says he is getting ready to make comedy horror film “The Ax.” The film would be a remake of the 2005 film by Greek-French director Costa Gavras, which was itself a adaptation of a Donald Westlake novel. The story involves a chemist who is make redundant due to outsourcing, and […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Busan International Film Festival, Park Chan wook, Donald Westlake, Costa-Gavras

Parasite review – creepy invasion of the lifestyle snatchers

Bong Joon-ho’s bizarre black comedy about a rich Korean family and a poor one in a modern-day Downtown Abbey situation gets its tendrils in youBong Joon-ho has returned to Cannes with a luxuriously watchable and satirical suspense drama. It runs as purringly smooth as the Mercedes driven by the lead character, played by Korean star Song Kang-ho. Parasite is a bizarre black comedy about social status, aspiration, materialism and the patriarchal family unit, and people who accept the idea of havin...
Tags: South Korea, Downton Abbey, Film, Culture, Asia Pacific, Festivals, World cinema, Cannes film festival, Mercedes, Cannes, Parks, Chung, Ki, Bong Joon, Yeon, Lee Chang

‘The Brigands of Rattlecreek’: Park Chan-wook Directing Violent Western for Amazon, Matthew McConaughey Eyed to Star

Years before writer S. Craig Zahler made his directorial debut with his ultra-violent western Bone Tomahawk, he sold a screenplay for a different ultra-violent western called The Brigands of Rattleborge, which had Oldboy director Park Chan-wook lined up to direct way back in 2012. Despite the script being on The Black List in 2006, the project was stuck in development hell for years, but now Amazon has picked it up with a slightly-altered name: The Brigands of Rattlecreek. Park is back in the d...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Matthew-McConaughey, Casting, Western, Star, Thriller, Amazon Studios, McConaughey, Action/Adventure, Zahler, Park Chan wook, The Black List, S. Craig Zahler, Craig Zahler, Bradley Fischer

Park Chan-wook Brings His Art-House Eye to ‘The Little Drummer Girl’

The provocative Korean filmmaker tries TV in this AMC adaptation of a John le Carré thriller.
Tags: Television, News, Amc, John Le Carre, Florence, Michael, Alexander, Pugh, Shannon, Carré, Park Chan-wook, Skarsgård, John Le

Review: In ‘The Little Drummer Girl,’ Spycraft Is Seduction

A new, six-hour adaptation of a John le Carré novel is filtered through the melodramatic sensibility of the Korean director Park Chan-wook.
Tags: Television, News, John, John Le Carre, Spycraft, Florence, Michael, Alexander, Pugh, Shannon, Le Carre, Park Chan-wook, Skarsgård, AMC (TV Network, The Little Drummer Girl (TV Program

Go Behind the Scenes of The Little Drummer Girl Season 1

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Go behind the scenes of The Little Drummer Girl season 1 AMC has released a special behind the scenes look at the first season of its new miniseries, The Little Drummer Girl, which is set against the backdrop of conflict between Israel and Palestine. The show’s creators explain the complexities behind their characters, and how they brought the project to life. You can take a look at the featurette in the post below! The Little Drummer Girl weaves an explosive story of es...
Tags: Movies, Greece, Amc, Israel, Bbc, Movie Trailers, Golden Globe, Stephen Cornwell, Park Chan-wook, Joe Tsai, BBC AMC, John le Carré Mona Qureshi, Arthur Wang, Wonjo Jeong, The Little Drummer Girl, Charlie Florence Pugh

TV Review: AMC’s ‘The Little Drummer Girl’

If you’d asked any film critic a year or two ago to rank the arthouse auteurs most likely to direct a tony high-gloss miniseries for the BBC and AMC, South Korean iconoclast Park Chan-wook may not have been at the very bottom of the list — leave some room for Lars von Trier and Béla […]
Tags: Reviews, Amc, Bbc, Lars von Trier, Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgard, Park Chan-wook, Florence Pugh, The Little Drummer Girl

Endeavor Content Inks Flurry of Deals on Park Chan-Wook’s ‘The Little Drummer Girl’

Endeavor Content has secured a raft of deals for Park Chan-Wook’s “The Little Drummer Girl,” the anticipated international thriller series based on John le Carré’s bestselling novel. “The Little Drummer Girl” has sold to Canal Plus (France), Starzplay (Germany, Italy, second window U.K., Ireland and Benelux), BeTV (French Belgium), NPO (Holland) and Movistar + (Spain), […]
Tags: News, Global, Ireland, John Le Carre, Michael Shannon, Canal Plus, Park Chan wook, Endeavor Content, Movistar Spain, Canal Plus France Starzplay Germany Italy, Belgium NPO Holland

Pop Culture Imports: Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy, An Indian Millennial Comedy Series, and Lots of French Drama

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.) We’re midway through October, so you’re probably expecting some foreign horror flicks in this week’s Pop Culture Imports. And you’ll get them in time, but for now, let me indulge you in some French dramas. They’re more interesting than they sound! Two of the said dramas are from electric French filmmaker Jacques Audiard, the director behind the sear...
Tags: Amazon, South Korea, Movies, France, India, Features, Netflix, Paris, Italy, Mumbai, Hulu, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Rampling, Sri Lanka, Ali, Jacques Audiard

‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Trailer: Park Chan-wook’s TV Spy Thriller Looks Great

Park Chan-wook assembles a splendid cast to tackle the work of John le Carré in The Little Drummer Girl. This marks Park’s first foray into television, and based on the footage below, the results won’t disappoint. Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon star in the 1970s-set spy thriller. Watch The Little Drummer Girl trailer blow. The Little Drummer Girl Trailer  Seduction. Manipulation. Betrayal.Featuring Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgård, and @Florence_Pugh, #TheLittl...
Tags: Television, Movies, Greece, Amc, Park, Thriller, Adaptation, John Le Carre, Michael Shannon, Diane Keaton, Charlie, Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard, Stephen Cornwell, TV Trailer, Park Chan-wook

‘Overlord’ and Gareth Evans’ ‘Apostle’ to Premiere at Fantastic Fest 2018

In the decade or so that I’ve been attending Fantastic Fest, I’ve watched this Austin-based genre film festival grow from a scrappy operation dedicated to showcasing weirdness from around the world to a major destination for Hollywood premieres. And this year’s edition finds two heavy-hitters making their debut: director Julius Avery‘s Bad Robot-produced World War II horror movie Overlord, and Apostle, the latest film from The Raid and The Raid 2 director Gareth Evans. Of course, those big prem...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Usa, Wtf, Hollywood, Movies, Sweden, France, Israel, US, America, Spain, Ukraine, Netflix, Chile

Korea’s Ex-Culture Minister Jailed for Operating Talent Blacklist

Former South Korean minister of culture, Cho Yoon-sun has been sent to jail for her part in operating a blacklist of media and entertainment figures who did not support the government of disgraced ex-president Park Geun-hye. An appeals court in Seoul on Tuesday, reviewing the case, found her guilty of conspiracy and increased Cho’s penalty […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Seoul, Park Geun, Cho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Chang-dong, Cho Yoon-sun, Cho Yoon

Alexander Skarsgard Boards Park Chan-wook Series The Little Drummer Girl

Alexander Skarsgard boards Park Chan-wook series The Little Drummer Girl The Ink Factory, BBC ONE and AMC announced today that Emmy Award wiinner Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies, True Blood, Tarzan) will join Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), in Park Chan-wook’s (Old Boy, The Handmaiden, Stoker) television debut The Little Drummer Girl, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by John le Carré. Production on the six-part mini-series begins early next year with global sales handled by...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Greece, Keira Knightley, Amc, Bbc, Justin Theroux, TV News, Montreal, Jesse Eisenberg, Duncan Jones, Simon, Paul Rudd, Jean Marc Vallee, Alexander Skarsgard

John le Carré Novel The Little Drummer Girl to Become Miniseries

BBC, The Ink Factory and AMC are developing a six-part miniseries based on the John le Carré novel ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ The Ink Factory, BBC ONE and AMC (The Night Manager) announced today that they will be adapting John le Carré’s best-selling 1983 spy novel “The Little Drummer Girl” into a six-part miniseries. The Little Drummer Girl will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, The Handmaiden, Stoker), marking his television debut. Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) will ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Amc, Bbc, Middle East, TV News, John, John Le Carre, Florence, Simon, Stephen Cornwell, BBC oNE, Carré, Park Chan wook, Joe Tsai, The Ink Factory