There are a couple of Asian films I'm really looking forward to this year. Takeshi Kitano's Outrage is one of them -- but since it's not horror, you're not going to read anything about it here. The other, however, does fall under the umbrella of our coverage -- Korean director Kim Ji-woon's I Saw the Devil -- a serial killer flick that looks pretty damn amazing judging from the latest trailer.

Kim's name should be familiar to Asian horror fans, as he was the mastermind behind the creepy A Tale of Two Sisters. For this outing, he's lined up Lee Byung-hun and Choi Min-sik to headline. Astute Korean film fanatics will no doubt recognize Choi as the main character in Park Chan Wook's brilliant Oldboy. That he's back playing a vicious serial killer is almost too awesome for words.

Choi is a killer who eventually targets the daughter of a retired police chief. After he kills her, her fiance (Lee) vows that he'll find the killer and have his revenge -- even if he must become a monster to do so. It looks like that's exactly what happens in the new clip, which comes courtesy of Twitch (via FilmSmash). Seeing Choi running around with a hand scythe makes me as giddy as a schoolgirl hanging out with Hannah Montana.

Jump beyond the break to check out the trailer for yourself. There are no subs, but it's still worth seeing. I Saw the Devil is due in Korean theaters this August. Expect a US release at some point in the not too distant future.
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