Kim Ok Vin’s ‘The Villainess’ TV Adaptation In The Works At Amazon

The Villainess movie
The Villainess movie
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The Korean film The Villainess, starring Kim Ok Vin, is getting a Hollywood reboot.

On the 8th, the Hollywood news Deadline reported, “Korean feature film The Villainess, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, is set to be adapted for television by Amazon Studios.” In addition, they continued, “The streamer is developing a small screen remake of the movie with Dynasty, and Sleepy Hollow writer Francisca Hu attached to write and exec produce the pilot episode.”

In 2019, Skybound Entertainment, which produced Fear The Walking Dead, had joined hands with Contents Panda to adapt the movie. According to Deadline, the original film’s director Jeong Byeong Gil is onboard to executive produce and direct the pilot episode.

Released in 2017 starring Kim Ok Vin, The Villainess follows a deadly killer Suk Hee who was born and raised as a killing machine. It drew much attention for its outstanding action sequence. Previously, the work has been invited to Cannes’ Out of Competition category. Plus, it was distributed to 136 countries, including the US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Spain, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Scandinavia.


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