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15 items from 2014

‘Oldboy’ Director Park Chan-wook Sets Ha Jung-woo as Star of Sexy ‘Fingersmith’

27 November 2014 9:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Seoul – Ha Jung-woo will head the cast of “Oldboy” film maker Park Chan-wook’s “Fingersmith,” his next film as director.

The film is an Asian reinterpretation of a British lesbian-tinged novel by Sarah Waters (BBC TV series “Tipping The Velvet”.)

Ha (“The Chaser,” “The Terror Live”) will play a Korean man who leads a fraudulent life as a Japanese aristocrat at the beginning of the 20th Century.

While the original novel was set in London during the Victorian era, Park’s film is to be set in Korea during the period of Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945).

Jeong Won-jo, VP of Park’s Moho Films, told Variety that negotiations are still in progress with investors and that the budget has yet to be finalized.

Casting for the two female leads, one Korean and the other Japanese, has not been completed and, as recently as a few weeks ago, talent ads appeared »

- Nemo Kim

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Park Chan-wook Finds Second Born

13 November 2014 4:23 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He dipped into psychologically creepy territory for his English-language debut, Stoker. And Oldboy director Park Chan-wook looking to go sci-fi with a potential future film, signing on to make Second Born for Rumble Films.Written by David Jagernauth, Second Born is set in a futuristic world where microchip implants can store your consciousness. It does sound like an idea that’s been done before, but here’s the twist: the chips open up an illegal, dangerous black market for body swapping. Which sounds like exactly the story of strange tale that Park could bring to life stylishly.It’s not likely to be his next project, though: that slot already appears to be filled by a new adaptation of Sarah Waters’ best-selling 2002 historical novel Fingersmith, which aims to switch the original Victorian London setting to Korea during Japanese rule. Park is currently on the hunt for a case and will start filming next year. »

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'Oldboy' director Park Chan-wook to direct adaptation of 'Fingersmith'

3 September 2014 7:03 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Perhaps best known for his harrowing film Oldboy, Korean director Park Chan-wook has kept busy both at home and abroad. Having directed four other films since his famous 2003 thriller, including his English-language debut with Stoker, Chan-wook is returning home with his latest project.

Chan-wook has chosen to adapt the 2002 novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, a Victorian-style crime novel that the director will be putting his own spin on. The London-set novel will be shifted to 20th-century Korea during a period of Japanese rule in Chan-wook’s film, which currently has a Korean title, Agashi. The name translates to “young lady »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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Oldboy director Park Chan-wook to helm Fingersmith adaptation

3 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

According to Screen Daily, Oldboy and Stoker director Park Chan-wook is attached to a new project, and it's an adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel Fingersmith. Casting for the film will begin this month, and the producers want production to start by early 2015. Although the book is set in Victoria England, Chan-wook's Korean-language adaptation will take place in Korea when the country was occupied by Japanese forces. The film also won't be called Fingersmith. »

- Jesse Giroux

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Park Chan-wook to Shoot Sexy Crime Story ‘Fingersmith’

2 September 2014 10:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Seoul – “Oldboy” director Park Chan-wook has set an adaptation of the novel “Fingersmith,” a sexually-tinged crime novel by British writer Sarah Waters, as his next directorial project.

The film is to begin shooting early in 2015 with casting for the main leads currently in progress.

Waters’ novel is set in Victorian England and revolves around a young, female petty thief and an heiress who fall in love. Published in 2002, it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In 2005, it was adapted for TV into a 2-part drama series for the BBC starring Sally Hawkins (“Happy-Go-Lucky”). Park will geographically and temporally relocate it to early 20th century Korea, when the country was under Japanese rule. The Korean title is “Agassi” which translates as ‘young lady.’

The film will be Park’s first Korean-language feature in 6 years, following 2009’s “Thirst” starring Song Kang-ho. In between he directed “Stoker,” with Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode, »

- Nemo Kim

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Park Chan-wook's Next Will Be Korean Adaptation Of English Novel Fingersmith

2 September 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

After making a foray into English language features with Stoker, Oldboy director Park Chan-wook is headed back to Korea for his next feature though he's bringing a little bit of England with him.Producers have confirmed that Park's next film will be an adaptation of Sarah Waters' period crime novel Fingersmith, which follows petty thieves in Victorian era London, with Park intending to transpose the action to Korea during the Japanese rule. Casting is currently under way with production scheduled for early 2015....

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Park Chan-wook Confirms Next Project is Adaptation of 'Fingersmith'

2 September 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After making his English-language debut with Stoker last year, director Park Chan-wook will get back in Korean mode for a new thriller, an adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel Fingersmith. ScreenDaily reports the film is Chan-wook's next project and hopes to start casting this month with production planned sometime in the first half of 2015. The film will go by the title Agashi overseas (which means "young lady" or "miss"), but an English title has yet to be decided. It also marks Chan-wook's return to Korean films after six years away, spending his time making short films in addition to the aforementioned Sundance thriller. Here's an official synopsis of the book: Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Park Chan-wook To Helm "Fingersmith" Film

2 September 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Oldboy" and "Stoker" director Park Chan-wook is set to make a Korean-language thriller based on Sarah Waters' 2002 crime novel "Fingersmith" for Moho Film and Yong Film.

Set in Victorian London, the book followed a group of young women who are petty thieves (fingersmiths). Park’s adaptation will be renamed "Agashi" and set in Korea during the time of Japanese rule.

Casting begins this month, with young unknowns expected to score the two lead female roles, ahead of a shoot in the first half of 2015.

The book was previously adapted into a 2005 BBC mini-series starring Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Evans and Charles Dance.

Source: Screen »

- Garth Franklin

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Oldboy Director Park Chan-wook Set to Adapt Fingersmith into Korean-Language Thriller

2 September 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I quite enjoyed Park Chan-wook's English-language debut, Stoker, but it looks like he'll be returning to his native South Korea for his follow-up.  According to Screen Daily, Park is set to adapt Sarah Waters' 2002 novel Fingersmith, and will begin casting this month.  Waters' book is set in Victorian London, and focuses on young women are who work as petty thieves ("fingersmiths").  The book was previously adapted in 2005 into a two-part BBC miniseries starring Sally Hawkins and Imelda Staunton.  Park is resetting his adaptation to Korea sometime during the Japanese occupation (1910 – 1945).  The Korean title, "Agashi", directly translates to "Young Lady" or "Miss".  There's currently no English title for the project. Production is set to begin in the first half of 2015.  Hit the jump to read the synopsis for Waters' novel. Here's the synopsis for Sarah Waters' Fingersmith: Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Park Chan-wook Follows Up Stoker With An Adaptation Of Fingersmith

2 September 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since the release of his first English-language film Stoker, Korean director Park Chan-wook has been circling a multitude of other projects without settling on one. Now we have reports that he’s finally decided on his next film: an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, about female thieves in Victorian London. Chan-wook’s version of Fingersmith will be set in his native Korea during Japanese rule.

Fingersmith tells the story of a young female thief named Sue Trinder, an orphan raised in the slum home of petty thieves, who becomes involved with a con artist named Gentleman. Hoping to repay the kindness of her adoptive family, Sue agrees to Gentleman’s plan to help seduce the wealthy and naive Maud Lilly. Once they secure the woman’s inheritance, Lilly will be disposed of in a mental institution and Sue and her family will share in the wealth. Fingersmith has already »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Park Chan-wook's Fingersmith adaptation confirmed

2 September 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Long-rumoured project to begin casting this month with a shoot planned for 2015.

Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker) is set to make a Korean-language thriller based on Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, his producers have confirmed, and will start casting this month.

The original crime novel, first published in 2002, was set in Victorian London and centred on young women who are petty thieves (fingersmiths). Park’s adaptation will be set in Korea during the time of Japanese rule.

The film’s Korean title phonetically reads “Agashi”, meaning ‘young lady’ or ‘miss’. The English title has yet to be decided.

This new project, Park’s first feature since the English-language Stoker starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode, will mark the director’s return to Korean features after six years.

He has intermittently made shorts including A Rose Reborn, which will screen in the upcoming Busan International Film Festival’s Wide Angle section, but today’s »

- hjnoh2007@gmail.com (Jean Noh)

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Park Chan-Wook Finds Fingersmith

2 September 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Following his English-language debut with last year’s quietly creepy Stoker, Park Chan-wook has finally settled on a follow-up. With several projects in development, he’s confirmed that he will next adapt Sarah Waters’ best-selling 2002 historical novel Fingersmith.Waters’ book, brought to TV screens in a BBC miniseries in 2005, follows a young orphan woman raised as a thief (the “fingersmith” of the title) who is hired to work for and potentially help con a naïve young noblewoman. But a much stronger bond develops between the pair.While the original novel is set in Victorian London, Park’s version will switch the setting to Korea under Japanese rule. Currently, the film is called Agashi in Korean, which phonetically translates to “young lady”. An English title will follow later. Park is currently looking for two lead actresses and aims to kick off shooting early next year.This new development means that other movies he’s been considering, »

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Female-led World War II drama Jambusters for ITV

1 July 2014 4:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has announced a new six-part World War II drama series.

Created and written by Simon Block and given the working title Jambusters, the drama follows a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community.

"We're really delighted to have commissioned Jambusters," said ITV director of drama Steve November.

"Great writing from Simon has given Julie Summers's wonderful book a fictional life. The women are real and engaging, and have fantastic spirit and attitude.

With World War II on the horizon, multiple strands of plot interweave to create a period drama full of jeopardy and intrigue, but also great humanity and modernity."

Executive producer Francis Hopkinson added: "Thanks to Simon Block's brilliant script, inspired by Julie Summers's book, this series will take a fresh look at life on the Home Front, showing both the tragedies and the triumphs, and offering some wonderful roles for Britain's top actresses. »

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Cannes: Sean Bean Heading for Romancer ‘Maudie’ with Sally Hawkins (Exclusive)

16 May 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sean Bean is in talks to star opposite Sally Hawkins in the romance “Maudie,” which set to start shooting in Newfoundland in July.

Bean will play a reclusive local fish peddler who hires Maud Dowley — a tiny disabled woman –  to be his housekeeper for his small home. The story, set in the 1950s and 1960s, follows their romance as she becomes a well-known folk artist whose paintings hang in The White House.

Mongrel Intl., the new acquisition division of Canadian shingle Mongrel Media, is handling worldwide sales rights to the period romancer at this year’s Cannes Film Market. “Maudie,” a Canadian-Irish co-production, marks the first pickup for Mongrel Intl.

The film will be directed by Ireland’s Aisling Walsh, who directed Hawkins in the BBC miniseries “Fingersmith,” from Sherry White’s script.

Producers are Bob Cooper of  Landscape, Mary Young Leckie of Solo Productions and Susan Mullen from Parallel. »

- Dave McNary

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Mongrel launches sales division

30 April 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hussain Amarshi is moving into the international sales business and heads to Cannes with an expanded Canadian company and his first sales title.

Mongrel International will focus on pedigree Canadian and world cinema titles and the first on the roster is Canada-Ireland co-production Maudie to star Sally Hawkins.

“We have specialised in bringing carefully curated, culturally relevant, story-driven and beautifully crafted films to Canadian audiences,” said Mongrel president and founder Hussain Amarshi, who will announce hires shortly. “And with Mongrel International, we plan to do that same for the world market.”

Aisling Walsh is scheduled to start shooting Maudie in July in Newfoundland, Canada, where the producers believe they will capture the look of Nova Scotia in the 1950s and 1960s era of the film.

Mongrel holds Canadian rights to the true story of a romance between a curmudgeonly recluse and the fragile yet determined eponymous character, whose crippled hands do not stop her from creating her beloved »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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