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Spike Lee's Oldboy Set For October 2013 Release
With Spike Lee's remake of the Korean revenge classic Oldboy going into production, we've still got plenty of questions about how his take on the material will compare to Park Chan-wook's original-- and we're confident that, no matter what Lee does, some fanboys out there will just hate it regardless. But now all those fans will at least know how much time they have to sharpen their knives
Spike Lee's Oldboy Gets Distributor And Reveals Synopsis
The upstart distributor, which previously brought you the surprise hit Insidious and the arty favorite Drive, announced today that they have picked up the United States distribution rights to Oldboy, which they say is set for an expected 2013 release date. They also included a synopsis that gives us some hints at how this new version of the story will differ from the original
Josh Brolin Could Give Survival Instructions In Sean Penn's Crazy For The Storm
As follow-up to his last directorial effort, the biopic Into the Wild, Sean Penn is prepping to helm another drama inspired by a true story of man versus nature, though this one has a happier conclusion. Crazy for the Storm will tell the story of Norman Ollestad, who survived a plane crash that left him stranded and alone on atop 8,600-foot San Gabriel Mountains in a blizzard at the tender age of 11.
Gangster Squad International Trailer's Got Swagger
Based on Paul Lieberman's harrowing book, Gangster Squad centers on the battle that broke out in Los Angeles after the World War II between East Coast gangster Mickey Cohen and the secret police unit charged with bringing him down. At the time the West Coast was a gangster-free zone, making it ripe for the picking for an ambitious and merciless thug like Cohen.
Josh Brolin May Play Erin Brockovich-Style Lawyer Who Stood Up To Ford
The Ford-Firestone lawsuits of 2000 may become fodder for a movie, adapted from Adam Penenberg's book Tragic Indifference. Josh Brolin could play the Erin Brockovich-style lawyer who stuck up for the victims who were injured or killed when their Ford Explorers rolled over after the weak Firestone tires exploded
Chase Scene From Men In Black 3 Shows An Unexpected Inspiration
Racing through New York City, J is in familiar territory—trying to prevent the total annihilation of planet earth once more—but is back to being a fish out of water as he swerves through traffic on the wily IT while Clement's baddie fires something vile out of his wrists
Men In Black 3 Launches Official Web Site
The “Story” section of new Web site also says J’s mission involves saving the entire Men In Black agency, and humankind, itself. So the stakes are much higher thana early implied, and shots from the long trailer do suggest some type of alien invasion, though we can’t really tell if it’s happening in the past, or in the present day
New Men In Black III Trailer Slaps Andy Warhol And Explains Time Travel Plot
The slapsticky gags of the Men in Black universe appear to be back in full force, along with a bunch of ever sillier jokes, like the hippie telling Will Smith to get high--literally-- and the jarring nonsense of Smith saying he will "slap the shiznit out of Andy Warhol."
Just How Crazy Was The Men In Black III Production? Let The Director Tell You
The movie is reportedly finished and set for its May 25 release this year, and maybe now that they're out from the cloud of the actual production, director Barry Sonnenfeld and makeup designer Rick Baker are willing to speak out about how crazy the whole experience was
Will Smith Leaps Over Cars In New Men In Black III Images
Do these images single-handedly make the movie look like a must see? Nah. But it does remind me of the main thing I'm looking forward to in this film, the rapport that Will Smith and Josh Brolin ought to be able to build that refreshes the cranky old man vs. young upstart vibe between Smith and Tommy Lee Jones from the first film
Clive Owen The Latest Actor To Pass On Oldboy Remake
So while the role seems open again, who do you want to play the villain facing off against Brolin? Are there any English-speaking actors who can match the original? And don't say you want them to scrap the film entirely-- it might not be the most popular opinion, but this remake is still looking interesting
Mia Wasikowska Offered Female Lead In Spike Lee's Oldboy Remake
I wonder if the Korean director guided Wasikowska toward Lee’s project? She’s a fabulous actress who quietly shattered souls in Jane Eyre opposite Michael Fassbender and managed to be one of the bets things about Tim Burton’s bizarre Alice In Wonderland. But I’d never think of her for Oldboy, which means it could be a brilliant stroke of stunt casting.
Could Josh Brolin Single-Handedly Rescue Men In Black III?
Men In Black 3 suffered a notoriously tortured production process, and given how lame the second film was, there's no particular reason to believe they'll improve things with the third one. But even with such a brief appearance in the trailer, Josh Brolin has given me reason to look forward to the film
Men In Black III First Trailer Goes Time Jumping With Will Smith
The best reveal of the trailer by far is the shot of Josh Brolin as the younger version of Tommy Lee Jones, and you can't blame them for saving it to the very end-- Brolin nails the delivery and the grim facial expression, and his facial expressions are better than any alien makeup or Will-Smith-leaping-off-the-Chrysler-building effect in the trailer
Gangster Squad Photos Show Ryan Gosling On Set, Penn And Brolin Face Off
Among Ryan Goslings upcoming projects is the Ruben Fleischer directed Gangster Squad, which also stars Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Nick Nolte. These aren’t the first set photos to make their way online, but if you’re a fan of eying Gosling looking chic in 40’s attire, they’re worth a look.