[Maeil Business Star Today Han Hyun-Jung]
Director Jang Joon-hwan will get Hollywood remake his film ‘Save the Green Planet!’, which was his first commercial film.
The media deadline announced on May 7 that director Jang Joon-hwan will be in charge of directing the Hollywood remake, and Lee Mi-kyung, vice chairman of CJ ENM will be in charge overall producing..
Ari Aster and his production partner Lars Knudusen, who directed and produced the film ‘Hereditary’ and ‘Midsommar’, will produce the remake.
Ari Aster uploaded a photo of ‘Save the Green Planet!’ on his SNS and commented, “I am excited to make this movie.” Will Tracy is adapting the script, the author of the HBO drama ‘Succession’ and ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’.
‘Save the Green Planet!’, released in 2003, is about a man named Byung-gu, who believes aliens are about to attack the earth. Byung-gu is convinced that Kang Man-sik, president of Yuze Chemical, who is the leader of aliens, so he kidnaps the CEO in order to force him to stop the plan. At the time of its release, the movie was well received for its novel stories and productions, while it was defeated in the box office.
After then director Jang Joon-hwan Jang met audiences with ‘Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)’ in 10 years, and ‘1987: When the Day Comes’ in 2017.