Veteran Korean filmmaker Jang Hyun-soo is attached to direct the Korean remake of John Woo's classic 1980s Hong Kong action film A Better Tomorrow.

Jang's most recent film, Everybody Has Secrets (2004) starring Lee Byung-hun and Choo Sang-mee, was a sexy romantic comedy, but he is best remembered for noirish action films such as Scent Of A Man, The Rules Of The Game and Born To Kill.

Hong Kong-based Fortune Star Entertainment sold the remake rights to A Better Tomorrow, which starred Chow Yun-fat, to Korean production company Fingerprint Pictures last year in Cannes.