Old Boy: Park Chan-wook's cult film will become a TV series!


Released in theaters more than twenty years ago, the cult movie Old Boy is ready to become a TV series under the supervision of director Park Chan-wook himself.

Old Boy: Park Chan-wook's cult film will become a TV series!

Old Boy, the acclaimed 2003 film directed by Park Chan-wook, based on the manga of the same name by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya and winner of the Special Jury Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, arrives on the small screen. As Deadline reports, the film's director is collaborating with Lionsgate Television to develop the first English-language serial adaptation of the feature film.

Old Boy will become a TV series, says director Park Chan-wook

For those who haven't seen it, Old Boy follows a man who is freed from captivity after 15 years, only to discover he has to find his captor in five days. The film is part of the South Korean director's Vengeance Trilogy which also includes Mr. Vengeance – Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance. “Lionsgate Television shares my creative vision for bringing 'Oldboy' to the world of television. I look forward to working with a studio whose brand is synonymous with bold, original, and risk-taking storytelling,” said Park.

Scott Herbst, Lionsgate TV's executive vice president and head of scripted development, said: “Park is one of the most visionary storytellers of our generation and we are thrilled to partner with him to bring his cinematic masterpiece to the small screen. This serial adaptation of 'Oldboy' will feature the raw emotional power, iconic fight scenes, and visceral style that made the film a classic."