Josh Brolin announced as Old Boy leading man in Spike Lee directed remake | News

Following confirmation that Spike Lee would be directing the forthcoming remake of the South Korean cult classic Old Boy, news has just arrived that Josh Brolin (who has starred in W., No Country for Old Men, Milk and True Grit) will be playing the lead role in the remake according to Deadline.
The remake of Oldboy (which was originally directed by Park Chan-wook and was adapted from a Japanese Manga series) has a script adapted by Mark Protosevich, who will co-produce with Roy Lee and Doug Davison for Vertigo Entertainment with Lee’s 40 Acres & A Mule.

The plot of the original movie revolved around a man named Ho Dae-su who on the day of his daughter's birthday, gets completely drunk and gets arrested after getting bailed out he is abducted and imprisoned in a strange room for fifteen years. One day, he is suddenly released into the world and his life from then on is focused on finding out who imprisoned him so he can exact his revenge.

I'm curious to see how the violent and twists in the movie are handled in the remake.

Warner Bros x Mr Vengeance (Film News)

sympathy for mr vengenceAccording to Variety, Warner Bros. has won the rights to remake the Chan-Wook Park directed Korean film "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance",
Sympathy for Mr Vengeance is a part of Chan-Wook Park's amazing The Vengeance Trilogy (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Old Boy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance), but with the Old Boy remake which was picked up by DreamWorks and has Steven Spielberg and Will Smith in the drivers seat sitting in-between limbo and death, I'm not too sure what to expect from this.

The original movie follows the character Ryu trying to earn enough money for his sister's kidney transplant and the path of vengeance that follows, Peppered with extreme ultraviolence that alas will probably be toned down or cut completely from the remake.

With scriptwriting duties being handled by Brian Tucker ("Broken City"), the movie will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian at di Bonaventura Pictures; CJ Entertainment's Miky Lee and Ted Kim; and Room 101's Steven Schneider ("Paranormal Activity", Mabrouk El Mechri will be executive producer.


The 10 Best Films Of The Decade

I was going to begin the following list quite simply by saying that Cinema is dead. However, the declaration of the death of any art form, and/or its generic constituents, has become such a redundant exercise in the past ten years that the assertion might not be worth the effort.

So given that Cinema might indeed be so long dead that its funeral came and went perhaps even before I was born; I present you with ten exceptionally rare occasions in which, for an average time of about one hundred and twenty minutes per incident, Cinema came thrusting back to life again in all its previous glory. Enjoy. Read more