Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
Briefly: It took a long time for the English-language remake of Chan-wook Park‘s Oldboy to come together. Now FilmDistrict is asking audiences to stay patient just a tiny while longer.
The Spike Lee-directed thriller has been pushed back two weeks, from October 11 to October 25. It’s not a massive difference, but it pits the film against some different competitors. The only other major release currently scheduled for the 25th is Paranormal Activity 5, whereas on October 11 Oldboy would’ve been up against Captain Phillips, Haunts, and The Fifth Estate.
The news that Oldboy would get an American remake was initially met with dismay by fans of the original, but there’s reason to hope Lee’s remake will do it justice. For starters, it’s locked in a great cast including Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sharlto Copley. For another, the early buzz is that the new film stays faithful but not too faithful to the original. If we’re lucky, it could turn out to be just the dark, twisted entertainment we crave during the Halloween season.
Please Recommend /Film on Facebook
Briefly: The countdown to one of our most highly anticipated films of the year can now begin. Spike Jonze‘s latest film, Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Rooney Mara, will be released on a limited basis November 20. The film follows a lonely writer (Phoenix) who falls in love with his computer’s latest operating system. Jonze also wrote the screenplay. [ERC]
Briefly: Good news for anyone anticipating Jason Reitman‘s latest film, Labor Day. Paramount has enough confidence in it to give the film a date primed for awards consideration. Labor Day will be released Christmas Day, expand on January 10 then go wide January 31.
Labor Day Gattlin Griffith as a young boy whose life is turned upside down when his single mother (Kate Winslet) aids an escaped convict (Josh Brolin). Reitman adapted the screenplay from a Joyce Maynard novel and it co-stars Tobey Maguire, J.K. Simmons and James Van Der Beek. [Deadline]
The Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. film Godzilla will be unleashed May 16, 2014. That’s one year from today, and to mark the occasion, director Gareth Edwards put up a quick video to discuss where the production currently stands. Read More »
Here’s a video that really works best if it’s not spoiled. Basically, J.J. Abrams appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Star Trek Into Darkness and, much as with the appearance from Harrison Ford, things turn to Star Wars.
Let’s just say this. If you like J.J. Abrams, Star Wars or Star Trek, or are looking forward to Star Wars Episode VII or Star Trek Into Darkness, you’ll find something surprising to laugh about here. Read More »
Not only did J.J. Abrams stop by The Daily Show earlier this week, he popped by The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM as well. Talking to Stern, Abrams talked about all the usual stuff: Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars Episode VII, etc., but he also admitted to not watching every episode of his own TV shows. As one would expect from Stern, it’s an entertaining interview. Listen to the whole thing below. Read More »
One of the reasons filmmakers have had problems turning Superman into a believable film character is he’s simply too awesome. He’s can fly, he’s the strongest, fastest person on the plant (most of the time), and is impervious to almost everything. Who could possibly relate to a being so super?
In Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Man of Steel, they’ve embraced those traits and brought Superman down to Earth by tackling his emotions and insecurities. This new Superman can’t be physically hurt, but is hurting deep down inside. Fortunately for the world, that still doesn’t change the fact he can fly, has super strength and super speed.
Those three traits are put on display in three new Man of Steel featurettes that are filled with new footage and interviews. Check them out below. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Wolverine and Beast are looking stylish on the set of Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past. The director tweeted a photo of both characters, played by Hugh Jackman and Nicholas Hoult, in full ’70s regalia on the set of the 2014 film. The caption? “Welcome to 1973.”
This seems to answer one of the more interesting questions about the time-travelling narrative, which is where the immortal Wolverine would appear. (Though we may see an “older” version of the character as well.) Check it out below. Read More »