Magnet Releasing has announced they've picked up the North American film distribution rights for I SAW THE DEVIL, a Korean thriller that made headlines in South Korea last month when director Kim Jee-Woon was forced to trim between eighty and ninety seconds of graphic violence from the film before it would be granted a rating, thus allowing for distribution of the film in Korea.
In I SAW THE DEVIL Lee Byung-Hyun stars as Dae-Hoon, a special agent whose pregnant wife becomes the latest victim of a disturbed and brutal serial killer, played by OLDBOY’s Choi Min-Sik. Vowing revenge, Dae-Hoon blurs the lines between hunter and hunted and good and evil, eventually becoming a monster himself in his twisted pursuit of revenge.
The film is being planned for a theatrical release in first quarter of 2011. Check out the captivating trailer below.