Another South Korean movie will be remade into an American film. Just last week, Kevin Hart announced that his production company will remake the Korean comedy “The Extreme Job.” That movie set the record as the highest grossing film in S.Korea. This time, Sylvester Stallone is set to remake the crime thriller “The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil,” reports The Hollywood Reporter. The Korean version of the film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival before opening in South Korea on May 15. The movie stars “Train to Busan’s” Ma Dong Seok, also known by his western name Don Lee, as the gangster in the movie. Don Lee will also star in the English version remake.
“The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil” is about a gangster boss Jang Dong Soo (Don Lee), who almost gets killed by a serial killer (Kim Sung Kyu). He is the only known human being to survive the attack of the serial killer. This causes Jang to team up with a police officer (Kim Moo Yul) to hunt the serial killer down.
Sounds like a nice S. Korean revenge flick.
Stallone’s Balboa Productions will produce the English remake of the move with Braden Aftergood, Jang Won Seok, the CEO of BA Entertainment, Chris S. Lee, CEO of B&C Group, and Don Lee.
“The partnership [between South Korea and the U.S] is especially significant in that there hasn’t been any South Korean remakes thus far with this level of meaningful collaboration from the original filmmakers and the lead actor,” Chris S. Lee told The Hollywood Reporter.
It’s great to see Ma Dong Seok trying to break into the United States. The break out star of “Train to Busan” also has a role in the Marvel superhero movie “The Eternals.” The 48-year-old is a bonafide movie star in S.Korea and could be a star in America.