Marc Forster in for 'Die Bad'

Brad Ingelsby to pen remake of Korean action movie

NEW YORK -- With his "Quantum of Solace" set to blow the doors off the U.S. boxoffice, Marc Forster has signed on for a new project.

The German-Swiss director, who previously helmed specialized fare like "Stranger than Fiction" and "Finding Neverland," has been attached to "Die Bad," a remake of a Korean action movie that has been set up at Universal.

Brad Ingelsby, who's penning "The Low Dweller" for Relativity and Todd Field's "Buried" for Paramount Vantage, is attached to write the script. Roy Lee, Brad Simpson, Doug Schwartz and Doug Davison are attached to produce.

Korean martial-arts director Seung-wan Ryoo wrote and helmed the original picture in 2000, which won the audience award at the Pusan Film Festival. The South Korea-set movie centers on a set of interlocking stories featuring a gangster and gang violence. The story will be brought to the U.S. for its English-language rendition.

The project further pushes Forster away from the more prestige realm of his previous work and into action tales. "Solace," which has already broken U.K. boxoffice records, has been acknowledged by many critics as perhaps the most action-heavy James Bond movie in the long-running franchise.