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.

Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden”

“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.

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