Magnet goes to “THE DEVIL,” grabs Korean chiller

Originally posted on 2010-09-16 03:47:55 by

Just a day after the announcement that it had acquired the killer-boar opus CHAWZ, Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has picked up another Korean genre film. The company bought North American rights to I SAW THE DEVIL, which debuted this week at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Magnet plans to release the film in Stateside theaters in the first quarter of 2011. Directed by A TALE OF TWO SISTERS’ Kim Ji-woon, I SAW THE DEVIL stars Lee Byung-hun (whose credits range from THREE…EXTREMES to G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA) as a special agent who goes on the hunt for the psychopathic serial killer who murdered his pregnant wife. “I SAW THE DEVIL is one of the most riveting and unrelenting films I’ve ever seen. It is an undisputable masterpiece,” Magnet’s Tom Quinn says. “Unparalleled in its brutality, Kim Jee-woon deftly takes the serial killer thriller to new, profoundly disturbing heights. It’s hard to imagine curating a genre label that didn’t include this remarkable achievement.” OLDBOY’s Choi Min-sik co-stars as the villain; check out the trailer (sorry, no subtitles) below.

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