Around a month ago news hit the interwebs that Colin Firth was in the running to star as the big bad in the upcoming Spike Lee remake of the Korean revenge classic Oldboy. Sadly, that's no longer the case.
While on a recent set visit for the upcoming supernatural thriller 7500 being helmed by director Takashi Shimizu, Dread Central had the opportunity to chat with producer Roy Lee, who gave us some insight on what's in the works for Spike Lee's Oldboy remake as well as the potential for new films in both the The Grudge and The Ring franchises.
A bit of possible casting news is coming in for Spike Lee's American redux of the Korean modern classic Oldboy. Colin Firth just may be in line to cause star Josh Brolin some extreme misery. Read on for details.
And the possible Oldboy casting news continues. Who does director Spike Lee have in mind to play the female lead in his upcoming redux of the Korean classic? Read on for the new dirt.
While we wait to see if Christian Bale will be playing the villain in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake for Mandate Pictures as has been speculated, it was officially announced today that Josh Brolin (who was mentioned as being at the top of Mandate's wishlist back in July) is starring in the revenge tale.
After years of playing Batman and other heroes, the original American Psycho, Christian Bale, could be looking to let a little evil back into his career. Read on for the first details.
Ah, remakes. No matter how much everyone complains, you still keep right on coming. Two high profile ones, Oldboy and RoboCop, are moving along at a nice brisk pace, and already actors are being eyed for their leads. Read on for the details on both.
That's right, kids! The remake of Oldboy is officially alive and kicking for Mandate Pictures, and we've got the early skinny right here for your perusal. Dig it!
The last we heard about the proposed remake of the cult classic Oldboy, it was put out to pasture and not happening. Now a few months later news has come that it wasn't as dead as we originally had thought.
Last we heard about the proposed Oldboy redux that was in the capable, but rather incongruous, hands of Steven Spielberg and Will Smith, it was moving forward despite some wrangling over various rights issues. Now, however, it seems to be a dead deal with DreamWorks deciding to walk away from the project completely.
It's been several months since any news has trickled out regarding the planned remake of Oldboy which is in the hands of director Steven Spielberg and actor Will Smith, and now we know why. It's the subject of a complex, behind-the-scenes rights wrangle involving the Japanese publishers of the original manga and the Korean producers of Park Chan-Wook's 2003 cult hit.
Most of the fans of the stunning Korean film Oldboy (review) have already shuddered that the planned remake is in the hands of director Steven Spielberg and actor Will Smith; fulfilling this triangle of doom is screenwriter Mark Protosevich, as reported at The Hollywood Reporter.
We just received the official word from Tartan about their November 14th release of the 3-disc Special Edition of Park Chan-Wook's Oldboy, including a much better look at the cover art that you’ve likely seen in a smaller form elsewhere.
Reviewed by Andrew Kasch Starring Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji Directed by Chan-Wook Park In the current hunger for Asian cinema, South Korea has been gaining quite a reputation – and rightfully so. For the past several years its film industry has completely evolved, giving birth to a whole new wave of original and artistic films. Sadly, none are horror.