A new “viral” trailer has been released for Spike Lee’s Remake of Oldboy. Who the hell would want to check in to Hotel Oldboy when Sam Jackson is waiting for you in a tacky kimono with chopstick in his hair?
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Rumors about a Hollywood remake of Chan-wook Park’s OldBoy or rather the original manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi have been around the net for several years now. After Stephen Spielberg and Will Smith left the project about two years ago and other candidates like Danny Boyle and Matthew Vaughn didn’t get their chance, Mandate Pictures (finally?) got some confirmed news for us. Rope of Silicone reports that the studio announced that Spike Lee will helm the remake/reinterpretation after a screenplay by Mark Protosevich (The Cell, I am Legend, Thor) with yet unnamed actors.
[via Rope of Silicone]
This morning/last night, K2DVD added some new Korean Blu-ray Disc releases to their site. According to these listings, CJ Entertainment will bring us The King and the Clown, Green Fish and Arahan while a still unnamed label will release Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy and Untold Scandal. There are no release dates mentioned, but all discs are supposed to come with English subtitles.
And talking of Chan-Wook Park’s vengeance trilogy: Rick Stelow, director of marketing at Palisades-Tartan USA has just informed me that the already announced Vengeance Trilogy Blu-ray Disc Box including Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, OldBoy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance will be released on March 16th as a Best Buy exclusive in a limited edition tin packaging. Other retailers will have to wait until June 15th and will only get the standard slipcase packaging. As a consolation for all the bummed importers, I’ve listed the bonus features of the box set below.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance:
– Audio commentary by Park Chan-Wook and actor Ryoo Seung-wan
– Behind the scenes
– The Process of Mr. Vengeance
– My Boksu Story, Storyboards
– Photo Gallery
– Film notes
– Crew Interviews
– Three audio commentaries
– Five behind-the-scenes featurettes
– Le Grand Prix at Cannes
– Deleted scenes with commentary
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance:
– Regular and Fade-To-White versions
– Character Interviews
– Lady Vengeance at the 62nd Venice Film Festival
– Film notes
– Making of
– Deleted scenes
Region A fans of Chan-wook Park rejoice! Palisades-Tartan announced in their newsletter to release the Korean director’s Vengeance Trilogy consisting of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, OldBoy and (Sympathy for) Lady Vengeance in North America in March 2010 on Blu-ray Disc together with its DVD counterpart! While OldBoy has been available on Region A Blu-ray Disc for some time now, the other two parts of the amazing trilogy just got released as Region B locked in the UK.
[via DVDTalk Forum]
Blarg! Latino Review exclusively reports that Stephen Spielberg and Will Smith’s adaptation of OldBoy (not based on Chan-wook Park’s 20003 film, but the original Japanese manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi according to Smith) has been canned.
The report doesn’t mention specific reasons, but I guess the licensing problems that appeared last month could have something to do with it. While this may be great news for fans of Park’s amazing adaptation, I don’t think this was Hollywood’s last try to bring this story to the big screen itself.
/film berichtet, daß Mark Protosevich für das Drehbuch des Smithbergschen OldBoy Remakes im Gespräch ist. Zu seinen bisherigen Arbeiten zählen unter anderem die Skripte von The Cell, Poseidon und I am Legend.
Auch beim Remake von Joon-ho Bongs Monsterdrama The Host tut sich einiges. Laut Variety wird sich Produzent Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean Reihe) bei Universal dem Werk annehmen. Für die Regie wurde Werbe- und Musikvideoregisseur Fredrik Bond verpflichtet, der das Drehbuch von Mark Poirier entsprechend umsetzen soll.