The story centers on a woman who completes a prison term for a murder she is not guilty of before punishing the true killer and avenging the those slain. Monahan states, “This will be very American – and very unexpected." He adds that "Park is a genius; it’s the Everest of adaptations and I've got blood in my teeth to do it.”
Chan-wook's South Korean trilogy began with "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" in 2002, followed by "Oldboy" in 2003 (which has also been remade by Spike Lee for a 2013 release) and "Lady Vengeance" (2005).
Ellison and Annapurna will finance, with Panorama Media handling international sales.