Yoichi Sai, the director best known for his 2004 Japanese effort Blood and Bones starring Takeshi Kitano, looks to have at least one of his works heading to Hollywood! Perhaps I should say it is heading to “Little Hollywood”, as the American cable channel FX is looking to develop a series based around his 2007 Korean debut film Soo. For those who don’t know, the film is a violent revenge story focused on one man’s quest for vengeance after the death of his brother.
FX has slowly developed a name for decent dramas, so there is a chance that this could turn into something good. Barry Josephson is adapting the series for FX, and it seems writer Josh Olson (A History of Violence, Batman: Gotham Knight) is delivering the script.
If you’re intrigued by the premise of the film or Yoichi Sai himself, Soo is actually available to watch on Netflix Instant. So if you have the service, you can catch it at any given time!
While on the subject of Yoichi Sai, it seems an opportune moment to remind everyone that VCinema will be screening his latest film The Legend of Kamui on Friday, November 19th at the VIZ Cinema in San Francisco’s Japan Town. So if you’re in the neighborhood and looking for a good film, come on down! You can meet Coffin Jon up close and personal (and maybe steal one of his beers!) and mingle with like-minded Asian cinema fans!
Source: Beyond Hollywood.