Korean Film to Be Remade into U.S. TV Series

  • By Hwang Ji-yoon

    January 16, 2019 11:43

    The 2017 film "The Villainess," directed by Jung Byung-gil, will become the first Korean movie to be remade into an American TV series.

    The film's distributor on Tuesday said it signed a deal with Skybound Entertainment to produce a TV series based on the film.

    "The Villainess" is a story about a woman who has been trained as an assassin since childhood. The U.S. series will be set in Los Angeles.

    At the time of its release here in 2017, the film received mixed reviews, with some praising its fresh approach to the action genre and others suggesting it lacked cinematic mastery.

    Skybound Entertainment said it became interested in remaking the film for U.S. viewers when the action film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.

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