I Saw The Devil is one of the strongest serial-killer movies in the genre. Released in 2010 and starring choi Min-Sik (Oldboy) & Byung Hun-lee (The Good, The Bad, The Weird). Directed by Kim Jee-Woon (A Tale Of Two Sisters, A BitterSweet Life) and written by Hoon Jung-Park (New World).
The film told the story of a heavily pregnant women who is brutally murdered by a deranged psychopathic serial-killer (played viciously, brilliantly and effortlessly by Min-Sik).. The woman was on her way home to her husband but never made it back. Her husband works for the police, he’s more than just a cop though, he’s some sort of special-agent. When her body is found, the husband uses his training and skills to track down the serial-killer and get his revenge for the vicious and pointless murder of his wife and unborn child.
Now after nearly 5 years and a HUGE cult following, I Saw The Devil has made the inevitable journey over to America, and has landed in the trusting hands of directing/writing duo Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest).
I can only imagine what the hardcore fans are going to be saying. I’m a hardcore fan, but I know the majority ain’t going to be happy, but they never are. We knew that this was inevitable and if it has to be remade, then I’m glad that the project has landed in hands of Barrett and Wingard. These guys just keep going from strength-to-strength. I really enjoyed You’re Next, it was a simple premise executed perfectly with some really clever and inventive ideas. It wasn’t my favourite film of all time but it was one one strongest in the genre for that year and sits comfortably among the best in Home-Invasion sub-genre. Their next feature The Guest has put them on the map as one of the strongest and most promising writers/directors in the business today. I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing this yet but I haven’t read a bad word about it. I’ll be checking it out at the cinema this week.
I’m almost certain that these guys are fans of the original, I mean, who the hell isn’t? I have 100% faith that these guys will do a superb job. They know how fast-paced it is, they know how extreme it is, and they know if there is going to be a remake, the fans of the original will accept nothing else other than full-blown madness.