Oldboy and Stoker director Park Chan-wook to direct sci-fi thriller ‘Second Born’





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South Korean director Park Chan-wook is responsible for some of the finest films in Asian extreme cinema. With the likes of  Sympathy For Mr Vengeance, Oldboy and Lady Vengeance (The Vengeance Trilogy) plus films like Thirst, I’m A Cyborg and J.S.A in his resume, a new film from the director is always worth getting excited about.

He branched out and made his first English language film with last years excellent Stoker, and now Chan-wook is set to direct a sci-fi thriller titled Second Born.

Variety revealed all the details:

South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook (“Oldboy”) will direct and develop the sci-fi thriller “Second Born” for David Lancaster’s Rumble Films.

Lancaster, former president of Bold Films, launched Rumble in July on the heels of producing Miles Teller’s “Whiplash” at Sony Classics and Jake Gyllenhaal’s crime thriller “Nightcrawler”at Open Road.

“Second Born,” based on an original screenplay by David Jagernauth, takes place in a futuristic world in which neural microchip implants are used to store one’s consciousness, leading to black market body-swapping.

Derby Street will finance development. Lancaster will produce with Stephanie Wilcox for Rumble alongside Wonjo Jeong, Park’s producing partner. Executive producers are James Gibb and Derby Street’s CEO Nicola Horlick, as well as Jon Shiffman for Rumble.

Rumble is producing the film with D alongside Wonjo Jeong, Park’s producing partner. Executive producers are James Gibb and Derby Street’s CEO Nicola Horlick, as well as Jon Shiffman for Rumble.

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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