Save The Green Planet | Yorgos Lanthimos sets a remake of a Korean film as his next project

Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone on the set of Poor Things
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Yorgos Lanthimos is already eyeing up his next project; a remake of a South Korean fantasy comedy. More on it below. 

Poor Things is one of the frontrunners of this year’s awards season, but that hasn’t stopped director Yorgos Lanthimos from planning ahead. 

According to Variety, Lanthimos is planning a remake of a South Korean comedy film titled Save The Green Planet as the next film he will shoot. It was rumoured back in November that Lanthimos would be directing a remake of Save The Green Planet, but the news has finally been confirmed. 

After completing Poor Things, which took home five BAFTAs last night, Lanthimos has already shot another film, titled Kinds of Kindness, but the director has never been busier, it seems. 

The original film was released in 2003 and was directed by Jang Joon-hwan. The film, which quickly garnered a cult reputation, follows a young man who captures and tortures a businessman, after he becomes convinced the latter is part of an alien invasion. Throw in a devoted girlfriend and a private investigator and you’ve got the ingredients to a very wacky comedy and one that is right up Lanthimos’ alley. 

Lanthimos is planning to shoot the film this coming summer in London and New York. Lanthimos will also reteam with Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures, who also produced Poor Things, to make Save The Green Planet. 

There’s no casting news for Save The Green Planet yet, but in November, industry insiders seemed certain that Lanthimos would bring Emma Stone back for yet another collaboration. We’ll keep you posted on when that’s confirmed. 

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