One of South Korea’s most prolific directors, every new project by Park Chan-wook is eagerly anticipated by Asian cinema aficionados. So the news that, for his next project, Park Chan-wook has joined hands with “Bone Tomahawk” and “Brawl in Cell Block 99” writer/director S. Craig Zahler to bring the latter’s script “The Brigands of Rattlecreek” on screen fills one with a lot of excitement!
“The Brigands of Rattlecreek” will be Park Chan-wook’s second English-language feature film after “Stoker” and is a project that he has been trying to get off the ground for a while now. The script famously topped the 2006 Black List but never quite got up and running, possibly due to its ultra-violent content. The script is said to be about “a sheriff and a doctor who seek revenge against a group of bandits who use the cover of a torrential thunderstorm to rob and terrorize the occupants of a small town.”
Both Park Chan-wook and S. Craig Zahler are no strangers to violence, with most of their films featuring stylish and brutal hyper-violence, making their collaboration quite a tempting prospect indeed. Amazon Studios have picked up the project and Matthew McConaughey is reportedly being courted for one of the lead roles.
“The Brigands of Rattlecreek” will follow “The Little Drummer Girl”, Park Chan-wook’s first foray into television and “The Handmaiden”, his latest feature film.