February 16, 2006


Korea's hit 2001 comedy MY SASSY GIRLThe remake that nobody wanted is now officially inevitable. Korea's hit 2001 comedy, MY SASSY GIRL, about the love affair between a wimpy guy and the woman who beats loves him made a zillion bucks all over Asia five years ago and Dreamworks quickly scooped up the remake rights for several hundred thousand gold doubloons. The project thankfully languished in development hell for an amount of time that, apparently, was not long enough to kill it dead, and now it's resurfaced in Berlin.

Gurinder Chadha (BRIDE AND PREJUDICE) is set to direct, the movie isn't cast yet, but Japanese distributor Toshiba is apparently negotiating the Japanese rights to the movie for...wait for it...double the asking price.

Note to Dreamworks: I'll pay double what they're paying just to make this movie go away. Give me your Paypal account info and I'll have the money there by this afternoon.

February 16, 2006 at 07:32 AM in News | Permalink


Again, on behalf of all Indians, I apologize in advance for this shitty remake of an already shitty film.

Posted by: anangbhai | Feb 16, 2006 4:54:17 PM

I always thought the idea to remake My Sassy Girl was abhorrent. I have mixed feelings about the film (used to love it but upon repeated viewings find it less rewarding). Still, there is so much Korean culture in the film that I don't think it would be funny in another context. For example, one of the best sequences in the entire film is the parody of the short story "Sonagi" (Rain Shower), which only works by assuming that its audience is familiar with the story. (And this is true in Korea because everyone has studied it in school.)

Posted by: Aaron | Feb 18, 2006 10:39:14 AM

I haven't seen the film, and what concerns me is that I haven't seen the film. It seems like maybe the kind of thing that might have gotten picked up for U.S. distribution, or at least a DTV deal, but no. No Region 1 DVD is available. Has Dreamworks squashed the original film, Mirimax-style, or what?

Posted by: Josh | Feb 18, 2006 1:25:48 PM

Where do I send my check for the "Kill the remake fund" that will be the best money I've ever spent.

Posted by: Joseph Monk | Mar 6, 2006 6:56:56 AM

I would LOVE to donate to the "Kill the remake fund." Seriously. I love this movie. Why can't they leave the movies I love alone?!!?!?!?

Posted by: micr0 | Sep 25, 2006 12:06:16 AM

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