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Old 11-07-08, 12:18 AM
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Oldboy (2013) (D: Spike Lee; S: Brolin, Olsen, Copley, Jackson)

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

can't see this working, i'll watch it ofcourse but i don't see it
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Norton, Bana, Cheadle would all be better. But Smith and Spielberg together a hundred million easy.
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no hallway hammer scene=no sale. Also they gotta force Will to eat a real octopus.
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This is a film that would be perfect for Nolan and Bale to do. I've been dreaming to see them do this remake once I heard Universal had to the rights to it. It's just a damn great team to have if possible..but...I can only see this being so so watered down by Smith's star power...nobody would accept a film with him to be that dark. I just wish Nolan and Bale would do this...
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This is a film that would be perfect for Nolan and Bale to do.
Why? I think Min-sik Choi and Chan-wook Park did a perfect job already.

This is just the type of news that makes me angry. Just release the damn movie stateside, and if people don't want to watch it because of subtitles, oh frackin' well.
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Hell no. There's no way a Hollywood remake of Oldboy would EVER work. The violence, the taboo, the creativity - I don't see it.
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IF there was to be a remake by Nolan and Bale they would keep it as dark as possible. And we all know no American Oldboy would beat the Korean Oldboy. Since a remake is so transpired to happen...who would you rather have it be done by?

And yes...I'm fucking sure the fucking extreme nature would be toned down Let's forget that it's based on a Manga...was the tabooish ending in the Manga? I just have Vol. 1 and it wasn't that dark as the film for sure.

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It'll probably end with the all the characters working out their differences.
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Nolan, Oldman, Bale.
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I thought Russell Crowe was attached to this project at one point. Anyway, if this is true it's about as bad as learning Ron Howard was doing The Da Vinci Code.
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I hope it's as good as the remake of My Sassy Girl.
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I always thought Gary Oldman should have played the lead in any remake. I hear, however, that he's stopped doing darker stuff, which is a shame.

People suggested Russell Crowe for the lead, I always thought he would be a better fit for the villain.
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It was funny seeing the title of this thread after the Zack & Miri thread. Spielberg producing a Kevin Smith flick? What in the hell is going on with Hollywood?
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Nolan, Oldman, Bale.
+ Caine.
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This is awful
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Originally Posted by Boba Fett View Post
Nolan, Oldman, Bale.
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+ Caine.
+ Ledger... wait, what movie are we talking about?


I don't dislike remakes as much as everyone else. I'm willing to give most of them a shot but this is just a bad idea because there is no way they would be able to do the Korean version justice... the original is just way too messed up to replicate in America with Will Smith and Steven Speilberg involved.
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It'll probably end with the all the characters working out their differences.
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Why? I think Min-sik Choi and Chan-wook Park did a perfect job already.

This is just the type of news that makes me angry. Just release the damn movie stateside, and if people don't want to watch it because of subtitles, oh frackin' well.
The original was fantastic, though there was certainly room for improvement. And it was released stateside, and despite a promising first weekend in limited release failed to gain any traction.

The original remake rumor had to do with Justin Lin and company which was a disappointment (nothing against Lin but the film was ripe for a Nolan or Fincher style remake if any, but of course a lot of us hold the film in high regard to the point that if they're going to remake it, they better damn well use an awesome director.)
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Is Smith even old enough to play Oldboy? I just can't see Spielberg doing justice to this. It would probably end with Smith reuniting with his long lost father who abandoned him when he was young and living happily ever after.
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Is Smith even old enough to play Oldboy? I just can't see Spielberg doing justice to this. It would probably end with Smith reuniting with his long lost father who abandoned him when he was young and living happily ever after.
Big spoiler from the original -
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Smith is 40, that would be kid at 22, captive at 25, released at 40 if playing correct age. To compare, Min-sik Choi was 41 when the original came out. By that, Smith will be as old if not older when/if they release this one.


And it just says Spielberg and Smith collaborating, not Spielberg directing.

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Old 11-07-08, 10:40 AM
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I understand that this movie is getting remade no matter what. It's also generally agreed upon that there's no way that everything in the original will make the transition to the remake no matter who makes it. Fans of the original are pretty much going to be pissed no matter what.

So, why not just let it suck and not sully the reputations of people known for good work (even though I haven't liked Spielberg really for about 10 years with the exception of Catch Me If You Can)? How do you do this? It's really simple. Let Brett Ratner or Paul W.S. Anderson direct Dolph Lundgren in this so nobody's reputation is really hurt and we can proceed to act like this inevitable pile was never made.

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Somehow I doubt Will Smith will be playing a character that
Spoiler:
sleeps with his daughter - even unknowingly
. Which means that they'll drastically change the story and characters. So why even call it a remake - just make a similar movie and call it an homage.
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see was that spoiler plot point in the Manga? Oldboy is based on a manga. Their movie rights to Oldboy, the property. Not Oldboy, the Korean film which is based on the manga with some changes I hear. Maybe it'll be like that, less the Korean film more off the manga? I don't think the manga was that dark as the film.
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