The Villainess: First Korean movie to gain attention in the U.S.

The Villainess, a 2017 movie which was directed by Jung Byung-gil, will become the first Korean movie to be remade into an American TV series.

In its official statement earlier this week, the film’s distributor said a deal with Skybound Entertainment has been signed for the production of a TV series based on the movie.

The U.S. TV series for “The Villainess” is set in Los Angeles. It tells the story of a woman who was trained as an assassin from her childhood.

After its release in 2017, “The Villainess” received mixed reviews in Korea although some people commended the producers for their fresh approach to the action genre. Others criticized the film for lacking cinematic mastery.

Skybound Entertainment said it became interested in remaking the film for U.S. viewers when the action film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.