I Saw the Devil to Receive the Remake Treatment

Chris Savage

i saw the devilWhen a film is that good, the only way to go is down. So, you’d think that Hollywood would take notice when remaking such films, but as history has proven, they never learn. So, what’s next on the chopping block? Well, it appears as if the Kim Jee-Woon’s awesome film I Saw the Devil, is heading down that dreaded remake road.

According to The Wrap, Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna’s 1984 Private Defense Contractors has acquired the English-language remake rights to Kim Jee-Woon’s 2010 South Korean serial-killer thriller I Saw the Devil.

Adi Shanker told the site;

Kim Jee-Woon’s ’I Saw the Devil’ is perfect in so many ways. The intention is not to remake the film per se, but rather to “port” it for international audiences,

At this time, that is all we have for you in regards to the upcoming remake, and if the remake of Oldboy is anything to go by, this one is already in bad shape. Saying that, it depends as to who they get to direct, but, I just say leave it be and what’s so bad about watching the original version?


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      1. Matt Cary December 20, 2013 at 7:07 am

        NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!

      2. Justin Lion Weiss December 20, 2013 at 7:09 am

        Quit ruining great movies

      3. Larry Brown December 20, 2013 at 7:10 am

        Ive never seen it is it any good? Whats the set up?

      4. Andrew Smart December 20, 2013 at 7:16 am


      5. Pablo R. Firman December 20, 2013 at 7:16 am

        bad idea.

      6. Jhos Badilla December 20, 2013 at 7:19 am

        oh hell no.

      7. Dean Waterman December 20, 2013 at 7:31 am

        Larry Brown one of the best forgein films made; don’t look up the story or trailer, just get a copy and watch. Not a horror, more thriller, but plenty of stunning violence

      8. Andrew Koraleski December 20, 2013 at 7:36 am
      9. Ian Buchanan December 20, 2013 at 8:08 am

        This and Old Boy… Why?

      10. Tadin Talični Biberovic December 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

        Why? It was perfect!

      11. Del Robertson Somerville December 20, 2013 at 8:22 am


      12. Red Tail Zephier December 20, 2013 at 9:30 am

        Worst then hearing about A Prophet being remade…shit

      13. Colleen Buchanan December 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

        The baby jaysus is crying

      14. Lillian Gallant December 20, 2013 at 10:16 am

        Remakes are NOT a form of flatter, rather it’s a lack of creativity. Stop remaking movies. Movies like Carrie, sure you updated it, and maybe won over some new fans but you can never capture the innovated thinking , rising stars and “special” effects of the original. It is a snap shot in time on the horror movie evolution.remaking foreign films lose something as well, the context associated with language and culture. Which is definitely my appeal of watching them in the first place. I refuse to watch the Americanized versions of films like oldboy. And sequels….when is a film good enough for a sequel?..it shouldn’t be based on ticket sales. Best example is terminator. T1 was amazing, T2 was better, in a different way…. James Cameron said I will not do a sequel unless it is better than the first, he stopped at 2.. T3 and salvation brought nothing new or creative, but were based on the popularity of the first two. Definitely not necessary, the story could have ended at two. As a horror fan I don’t wanna see remakes or sequels, I wanna see originality……..that just my two cents.

      15. Carl J Hebert December 20, 2013 at 10:24 am

        Let stupid Hollywood do what it wants , the original will always be the original they can’t screw that up.

      16. Shane Jewboy King December 20, 2013 at 10:31 am

        The original is chilling beautiful scary edge of your seat well acted classic, I’m not a remake hater but It has to do it justice!

      17. Kira Ashley Marie Andrews December 20, 2013 at 11:04 am


      18. Jeff Carson December 20, 2013 at 11:43 am

        Another Spike Lee flop?

      19. Dread World (@dread_world) December 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

        Since the Maniac remake was one of the best films of the year…I think it might be prudent to reserve judgement until the film actually gets made.

      20. Ashton Addington December 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm

        I take it we didn’t learn anything from Oldboy.

      21. Samuel Glass Jr. December 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm

        So…nobody wants to go talk to Spike Lee first, to see how well that worked out with OLDBOY? And I guess we can expect the COLD FISH remake any day now?

      22. Jason Rodriguez December 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

        Nooooo!!!!”!”! You ignorant fucks!!! Keep it as is. People need some culture in there life. Read the fucking subtitles and enjoy the movie. Stupid fucks!!

      23. Ramon Rodriguez December 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm

        Fuck that

      24. Justin Evans December 20, 2013 at 7:28 pm

        And now I need to watch this movie

      25. Derek Smith December 21, 2013 at 2:34 am

        Oh God no..i beg 2 those involved 2 please leave this movie alone..just like they should’ve not remade “OLDBOY”which i did’nt bother with…please leave the awesome epic Asian films alone 4 the Love of God!!

      26. Wilber Peñate December 21, 2013 at 3:22 am

        Nnnnnnnnnooooooooo!!! Just look what they did to Old boy!!

      27. Wilber Peñate December 21, 2013 at 3:26 am

        Takashi Miike was offered some money to remake Audition a few years back… And he had the decency to decline the offer.

      28. Michael Falzarano December 21, 2013 at 4:45 am

        hhh… why

      29. Daemian Koyawena December 21, 2013 at 6:25 am

        I saw the DEVIL. as i looked in the mirror. Hahahahahaha