The newest trailer is out for 7-part HBO Original series drama, The Sympathizer, coming exclusively to streaming service Max on the evening of April 14. Of note is the casting led by Hoa Xuande, Fred Nguyen Khan, Toan Le, Phanxine, Vy Le, Ky Duyen, Kieu Chinh, Duy Nguyen, and Alan Trong, along with Emmy-winning actress Sandra Oh and the many, many faces of Academy Award winner Robert Downey Jr., who plays multiple roles in the show.
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Penned by Shin Chul, and producer Park, the film will mark the first time actors Gang and Park get to share the screen. It further also signals producer Park’s first-ever collaboration with Netflix.
The most prolific of three known incarnations, Park Chan-wook’s 2003 thriller, Oldboy, has stood the test of time. That said, NEON, now twenty years after its initial release, is prepared to release its remastered and restored version of the dramatic psych action thriller featuring Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae and Kang Hye-jung.
Arrow Review: Park Chan-Wook’s JOINT SECURITY AREA (JSA), A Lamentation Of Peace Through A Darkly Pragmatic Lens
It was around 2005 or ’06 when I finally managed to observe the work of director Park Chan-wook with an online buy of Oldboy. At this point, Park had already reveled in the ceremony of his previous work, notably with his 2000 film, Joint Security Area (JSA), which still stands on ceremony to this day with film fans as one of the most highly regarded of the last two decades.
Among a raft of new titles announced on Friday, Arrow is reviving a trio of contemporary classic revenge tales for a December 9 re-release of celebrated auteur Park Chan-wook‘s highly-acclaimed gems, The Vengeance Trilogy.
Fans of Park Chan-Wook may be delighted to learn that he’ll be reportedly directing a live-action adaptation of the popular novel-turned-anime slate, Genocidal Organ. The Tracking Board writes that The Sean Daniel Company who is producing the film, is the latest to finally succeed toward a live-action adaptation after efforts from the now-bankrupt Manglobe and currently-running Geno Studio now working on an animated project with Shuko Murase directing for release later this year.
Genocidal Organ takes place in post-apocalyptic Sarajevo where the detonation of a homemade device has marked the Bosnian captial ground zero for the remaining world’s downward spiral into chaos and looming genocide. At the center of it all, a mysterious American man by the name of John Paul with intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd now tasked with finding him in order to locate the true heart of darkness: a genocidal organ. The novel was the debut work of author and sci-fi novelist Project Itoh who passed away in 2009.
The project has plenty of momentum with the acclaim Park has earned himself in the years since his three-part Vengeance trilogy, including his 2003 film Old Boy. Genocidal Organ will be one of several titles Park will be busy with as the months roll on with updates further pending. If you’re not too familiar with Genocidal Organ, feel free to check out an earlier trailer below for Shuko’s animated release now set for this year, featuring music by J-Pop band, EGOIST. It’ll be interesting to see how Park’s formula bodes for a more slick, futuristic tale with action here, methinks.
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