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Amazon Picks Up Park Chan-wook’s Thriller The Brigands of Rattlecreek

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Seven years in the past, I reported that South Korean helmer Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) was in talks to direct the ultraviolent western thriller The Brigands of Rattleborge from Bone Tomahawk author S. Craig Zahler, and right now I’ve confirmed with a number of sources that the long-gestating challenge has a brand new dwelling and a brand new title. Amazon Studios has picked up the challenge, which is now being known as The Brigands of Rattlecreek.

Bradley Fischer (Shutter Island) will produce the movie, which follows a sheriff and a physician who search revenge towards a gaggle of bandits who use the quilt of a torrential thunderstorm to rob and terrorize the occupants of a small city. Zahler’s script topped the 2006 Black Checklist however has languished in growth, doubtless as a consequence of its violent content material.

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Sources say that Amazon and Fischer are courting Matthew McConaughey to play the physician reverse one other A-lister because the sheriff, although it stays early on the casting entrance and no actors have a closed deal presently. Nonetheless, the truth that Amazon has swooped in to rescue this highly-regarded challenge, which places them in enterprise with a world-class filmmaker who’s comfy with violent materials, is nice information for style followers.

Fischer just lately cut up from his companions at Mythology Leisure so I really do not know how the remainder of the manufacturing credit will shake out on this challenge, although the director’s longtime collaborator Wonjo Jeong (The Little Drummer Lady) is predicted to be concerned in some type of producing capability. Amazon declined to touch upon the challenge presently.

This isn’t actually a narrative about McConaughey, whose casting stays as but unconfirmed, however the challenge appears proper up his alley. The actor is coming off 4 straight field workplace disappointments between Gold, The Darkish Tower, White Boy Rick and Serenity, however his upcoming movie The Seaside Bum is drawing encouraging opinions out of SXSW, and I additionally hear that his upcoming Man Ritchie film is a return to type for the Snatch director, so issues are trending up for the Oscar-winning star of Dallas Patrons Membership. McConaughey additionally isn’t afraid of darkish, violent materials, having earned rave opinions for his flip in Killer Joe.

Park isn’t any stranger to revenge pics, having directed the “Vengeance” trilogy, which incorporates Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Girl Vengeance, and most notably, Oldboy. He additionally directed Fox Searchlight’s Stoker, the vampire film Thirst, and most just lately, The Handmaiden. He’s repped by WME, whereas McConaughey is repped by CAA.


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