Gore Verbinski to Direct 'Pyongyang' Adaptation

Steve Conrad is writing the screenplay based on Guy Delisle's graphic novel about a young animator accused of espionage in North Korea.
Gore Verbinski to produce and direct Pyongyang graphic novel adaptation
Gore Verbinski to produce and direct Pyongyang graphic novel adaptation
Gore Verbinski has teamed up with New Regency to direct and produce an adaptation of Guy Delisle's graphic novel Pyongyang. Here is the official description of the graphic novel, which is based on the author's trip to North Korea.

"A westerner's visit into North Korea, told in the form of a graphic novel. Famously referred to as one of the "Axis of Evil" countries, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. In early 2001 cartoonist Guy Delisle became one of the few Westerners to be allowed access to the fortresslike country. While living in the nation's capital for two months on a work visa for a French film animation company, Delisle observed what he was allowed to see of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encountered; his findings form the basis of this remarkable graphic novel. Pyongyang is an informative, personal, and accessible look at a dangerous and enigmatic country."


The story also deals with the author being accused of espionage during his stay. Steve Conrad (The Weather Man, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) is writing the adapted screenplay. No production schedule was given. This is the third project set up through Gore Verbinski's company Blind Wink Productions, following Rango and this summer's The Lone Ranger.


Sources: Deadline

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  1. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @corey The hard-on on this article is staggering

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  2. Sean

    @stefanos Yes, i want them to make one more trilogy as well, but it would be great though if Gore Verbinski could return to direct them. Maybe Jerry Bruckheimer and/or Johnny Depp was talking to Gore Verbinski about return to direct Pirates 5 ?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Sean

    @corey So you think Rob Marshall did a way better job directing Pirates 4, than Gore Verbinski did directing Pirates 1,2 and 3 ?

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  4. Sean

    @corey No, Pirates 5 doesn't need to go die. It needs to be made because all the Pirates fans including myself, want to be able to see what happens after the story of Pirates 4 in Pirates 5.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. Stefanos

    @corey@themoviefanatic I believe,Pirates 1 and 2 and 3,was one good trilogy.! And Disney stop there,but disney want more money from pirates,so they will continue,but I do not want pirates be daily and be nothing for us,I mean I want make one trilogy more,but with same feeling and same color if you know what I mean.!

    2 years agoby @stefanosFlag

  6. Corey W.

    @themoviefanatic Wasn't Pirates 4 in 2011? I suppose they directed it in 2010 though. I'd rather he not direct Pirates 5. I don't like him as a director. Whoever directed Pirates 4 did a waaaay better job.

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  7. Corey W.

    @themoviefanatic Pirates 5 needs to go die.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  8. Sean

    @stefanos Yeah, I want him back for Pirates 5 as well, but since he will be directing and producing Pyongyang, i have a feeling that he will not be returning to direct Pirates 5. Unless he can finish that movie in time, before it would be time for Disney to hire a director for Pirates 5 and he is finished with directing Pyongyang. Then maybe they'd have him return to direct Pirates 5.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Stefanos

    @themoviefanatic i want him back for pirates 5,I wish for that,Gore.V only can make a good pirate movie.!

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  10. Sean

    I hope this won't cause Gore Verbinski to not return to direct Pirates 5, after he was not there to direct Pirates 4 in 2010.

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