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dex14 03-15-19 07:11 PM

The Brigands of Rattlecreek (W: Zahler, D: Park Chan-wook)
 

Seven years ago, I reported that South Korean helmer Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) was in talks to direct the ultraviolent western thriller The Brigands of Rattleborge from Bone Tomahawk writer S. Craig Zahler, and today Iíve confirmed with multiple sources that the long-gestating project has a new home and a new title. Amazon Studios has picked up the project, which is now being referred to as The Brigands of Rattlecreek .

Bradley Fischer (Shutter Island) will produce the film, which follows a sheriff and a doctor who seek revenge against a group of bandits who use the cover of a torrential thunderstorm to rob and terrorize the occupants of a small town. Zahlerís script topped the 2006 Black List but has languished in development, likely due to its violent content.

Sources say that Amazon and Fischer are courting Matthew McConaughey to play the doctor opposite another A-lister as the sheriff, though it remains early on the casting front and no actors have a closed deal at this time. Still, the fact that Amazon has swooped in to rescue this highly-regarded project, which puts them in business with a world-class filmmaker whoís comfortable with violent material, is great news for genre fans.

Fischer recently split from his partners at Mythology Entertainment so I truly have no idea how the rest of the producing credits will shake out on this project, though the directorís longtime collaborator Wonjo Jeong (The Little Drummer Girl) is expected to be involved in some kind of producing capacity. Amazon declined to comment on the project at this time.

This isnít really a story about McConaughey, whose casting remains as yet unconfirmed, but the project seems right up his alley. The actor is coming off four straight box office disappointments between Gold, The Dark Tower, White Boy Rick and Serenity, but his upcoming film The Beach Bum is drawing encouraging reviews out of SXSW, and I also hear that his upcoming Guy Ritchie movie is a return to form for the Snatch director, so things are trending up for the Oscar-winning star of Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey also isnít afraid of dark, violent material, having earned rave reviews for his turn in Killer Joe.

Park is no stranger to revenge pics, having directed the ďVengeanceĒ trilogy, which includes Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance, and most notably, Oldboy. He also directed Fox Searchlightís Stoker, the vampire movie Thirst, and most recently, The Handmaiden. Heís repped by WME, while McConaughey is repped by CAA.
Amazon Picks Up Park Chan-wook's Thriller The Brigands of Rattlecreek | Collider

Now there is a writer/director combination!

TomOpus 03-15-19 07:14 PM

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Nice!

OldBoy 03-15-19 07:14 PM

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hell fucking yes. i love just about everything Park. Stoker not included. Of course, OldBoy my fav, but i actually was more entertained by Lady Vengeance overall (i mean OB is very bleak, where LV has some funness to it's revenge plot), though i would never admit to it in public ;) have yet to see The Handmaiden though. But got great reviews. it'll be different, but looking forward to that...

devilshalo 03-16-19 08:15 AM

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Hopefully, someone is able to trim the fat off Zahler's script in this.

Why So Blu? 03-16-19 12:24 PM

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This should be fucking amazing then.

Why So Blu? 03-16-19 12:25 PM

Re: The Brigands of Rattlecreek (W: Zahler, D: Park Chan-wook)
 

Originally Posted by devilshalo (Post 13517354)
Hopefully, someone is able to trim the fat off Zahler's script in this.


Wook? all his films tend to be on the long side. Then there was Little Drummer Girl, which was a series, so....


It can go either way. Stoker was like 100 mins or so.

OldBoy 03-16-19 03:48 PM

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i hope this goes straight to streaming as well...

dex14 03-16-19 03:53 PM

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That’s not how Amazon operates.

OldBoy 03-16-19 04:55 PM

Re: The Brigands of Rattlecreek (W: Zahler, D: Park Chan-wook)
 

Originally Posted by dex14 (Post 13517513)
Thatís not how Amazon operates.

i didn't even know it was Amazon. why wouldn't they follow Netflix suit? how long before they'll have it to stream?


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