News has hit the web that Korean director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance) is circling his next English-language project now that his Western debut Stoker is set for release in March of 2013. Park has set his sights on Corsica ’72, a screenplay with a strong pedigree.
The script arrives from Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have penned most of the Bond films of the past 12 years. The story even found itself on the 2009 Black List – Hollywood’s official list for the best unproduced scripts.
Corsica ’72 tells a tragic tale of two childhood friends growing up on the island of Corsica in the early 70′s. One of them falls in with the Mafia, the other settles down with his true love – but eventually fate puts them on course for a violent confrontation.
The film will be brought to the big screen by the same production company that delivered The Grey, this year’s survivalist thriller starring Liam Neeson.