The South Korean director Chan-wook Park is reportedly developing new Hollywood projects for the future. The onetime movie journalist-turned filmmaker has been hired to helm Corsica 72, the true-story crime drama set up by Ruby Films and 1984 Private Defense Contractors.
Park has made the transition over to the States after dipping his toes in the water with the Hitchcockian tale Stoker. His first English-language movie will not hit theaters until March of next year and he was already attached to the violent revenge Western, The Brigands of Rattleborge, a couple weeks ago.
Now Park’s jumped in with Corisca 72, yet another from the 2009 roster, written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, best known for their work on every Bond film from The World Is Not Enough to Skyfall.
A gangster drama with structural similarities to The Godfather is ‘based on a true story, period pic follows two best friends who live on the small island of Corsica where they choose different paths in life — one as an honest working man, the other as a gangster — and feud over a woman who comes between them.’
Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall) and Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) were both attached to make this one in the past. Various actors have flirted with it like Andrew Garfield and Gemma Arterton, too.
It is reportedly expected that Park will start work on Corsica 72 before the aforementioned Brigands of Rattleborge.
Right now you can only be sure that Stoker will hit theaters on March 1st, 2013.