Oldeuboi remake

Door madmaxnl op vrijdag 15 februari 2013 16:05 - Reacties (6)
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They are probably going to fuck up the remake of Oldeuboi (Oldboy).

Why does Hollywood even bother remaking the best South-Korean film? It worked for Mou Gaan Dou (Infernal Affairs) and its Hollywood remake The Departed. But The Departed was directed by Martin Scorsese and had Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon playing the lead characters. Also Mark Wahlberg delivered his best acting performance of his career in this film. Also I was quite surprised that Jack Nicholson didn't get nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He was bloody brilliant (no pun intended).

But for the remake of Oldeuboi they have Spike Lee as a director and the best actor for the remake is Samuel L. Jackson. Their next best actor is Josh Brolin so they have a nice big gap there. But even if they had a better cast, I doubt they can make it better than the original. Min-sik Choi, South-Korean's best male actor, playing the lead role in Oldeuboi was perfect.

I am also quite curious who came up with the idea of remaking Akira. When will these people learn that one does not simply better a masterpiece?

Volgende: Oldeuboi 09-'11 Oldeuboi

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Door Tweakers user Virtuozzo, vrijdag 15 februari 2013 16:13

Masterpiece or no masterpiece, it is an irrelevant debate. This is an industry, and that is what drives decision processes. If something can be made to sell, ideally building on top of something without reinventing a wheel here or there, it will be done.

Door Tweakers user madmaxnl, vrijdag 15 februari 2013 16:27

I know that Hollywood is all about making money. The amount of remakes they come up with is incredible and rarely works out.

Door Tweakers user Sp3ci3s8472, vrijdag 15 februari 2013 19:33

Rip Death at a Funeral :( (and many others).

They only remake movies in a dumped down version of the original so american people can understand its otherwise too complicated humor.

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Door Tweakers user Ram0n, zaterdag 16 februari 2013 14:44

I agree that a remake is unnecessary, but Spike Lee is one of the very few directors who is probably able to take the original material and do something new with it. It won't be a shot by shot remake, I think (and hope) that he'll be able to put some other elements in there that will shift the focus of the plot.

But yeah, that's all just a way of justifying it, in the end I also think that the original is nearly perfect and does not warrant a remake (or re-imagining).

Door Tweakers user sfranken, zondag 17 februari 2013 20:19

Sp3ci3s8472 schreef op vrijdag 15 februari 2013 @ 19:33:
They only remake movies in a dumped down version of the original so american people can understand its otherwise too complicated humor.
*dumbedm *it's

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