SEOUL -- " I Saw the Devil", a new film by director Kim Jee-woon ('The Good, The Bad and The Weird') was picked up by Seoul-based sales company Finecut.
An action noir, the film deals with a secret agent tracing a serial killer who had murdered his fiance. The actor Choi Min-sik from 'OldBoy' plays the film's psychopath, and Lee Byung-hun from 'G.I. Joe: The Resurrection of the Cobra' will star as the vengeful intelligence agent. Lee had also played the secret agent in the popular spy drama series 'Iris'.
Kim has had a prolific career with films including 'A Tale of Two Sisters' and 'Bittersweet Life'. His pictures are typically known for a unique mis-en-scene and a solid fanbase of commercial genre films. His latest film 'The God, The Bad, The Weird' had attracted over 7 million theatrical admissions in Korea.
The picture is scheduled to be released late summer this year.