Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures are teaming with Theron's Denver & Deliah Films, along with CJ Entertainment for the 'Sympathy' remake, which "The Departed" writer and "London Boulevard" helmer William Monahan will adapt. The story follows a woman who for reasons of her own completes a prison term for a murder she did not commit, reemerging to punish the killer and avenge the dead. The original was some pretty gritty and beautifully shot stuff, and Monahan is bullish about his version.
“This will be very American – and very unexpected,” says Monahan. “Park is a genius; it’s the Everest of adaptations and I've got blood in my teeth to do it.”
No word yet on when production might begin -- Theron has just finished "Mad Max: Fury Road" -- but both look more or less available at the moment, so perhaps next year? We shall see, but we're certainly intrigued.