Jee-woon Kim: Next Film Is 'Most Likely' Live-Action Jin-Roh
posted on by Egan Loo
In an interview that Screen International magazine published last Wednesday, South Korean director Jee-woon Kim (The Last Stand, A Bittersweet Life, I Saw the Devil) said that his "next project is most likely going to be a Korean film – a remake of Mamoru Oshii's Jin-Roh that takes place in Korea." He added that he is considering a sci-fi noir and an elevated action thriller in the United States, and cautioned, "Nothing is set in stone yet, however."
Osen reported last month that Kim is "under consideration" for the adaptation, although the film has not yet been green-lit.
The film written by Oshii (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence) takes place in an alternate history of Japan, where a Special Forces team is tasked with preserving peace in Japan during a time of civil unrest. Special Forces member Kazuki Fuse witnesses a suicide bombing by a young girl, and is forced to undergo retraining within the unit. Bandai Entertainment originally released the film in North America on DVD in 2002.
[Via Brian Ruh]