Chan-wook park sets course for 'Corsica'
EXCLUSIVE: 1984 Private Defense Contractors and Ruby Films have set South Korean helmer Chan-wook Park (OLDBOY) to direct crime drama CORSICA 72 from a Black List script by SKYFALL scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Based on a true story, period pic follows two best friends who live on the small island of Corsica where they choose different paths in life — one as an honest working man, the other as a gangster — and feud over a woman who comes between them. Project is gaining steam at Hollywood’s tenpercenteries as agents scramble to get their top under-30 clients in the casting mix. Park recently agreed to direct S. Craig Zahler’s Black List oater THE BRIGANDS OF RATTLEBORGE for Red Granite Pictures and Mythology Entertainment. That ultra-violent pic necessitates the casting of a major star, so while CORSICA has no start date yet, it is expected to lense before BRIGANDS.