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Old 11-04-2013, 22:26
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Does anyone have any pictures, videos or news about this film?

Are you looking forward to it?

I am I bloody love the original I just hope the remake does it some justice
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Old 12-04-2013, 00:59
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I loved the original too. One of the most epic fight scenes I've ever seen!

I'll be expecting a watered-down version. I took that approach with TGWTDT and was pleasantly surprised. Hopefully it isn't a complete disaster.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:23
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They should not remake it, the original is fine as it is.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:59
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Isn't this out in Oct? Hopefully a trailer or some promo stuff will start hitting the usual places soon.

I was against a remake but am very curious what Spike Lee pulls out plus it has a great cast and I remember reading somewhere that Park Chan-wook is okay with it.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:18
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I was against a remake but am very curious what Spike Lee pulls out plus it has a great cast and I remember reading somewhere that Park Chan-wook is okay with it.
Why would Park Chan-wook not be okay with it when it was Egg Films and Show East that sold the remake rights?

Park's a co-owner of Egg Films (which he co-founded with four directors Lee Young-jae, Kwak Jae-yong, Bae Chang-ho and Lee Mu-young), which produced Oldboy after buying the script from three new scriptwriters and the rights from comic creators. The two scriptwriters are Chun-hyeong Lim and Jo-yun Hwang, who adapted Lim's brother Joon-hyung Lim's story treatment of the comic, which was created by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi. The Lim brothers and Hwang were huge fans of the comic, hence the birth of their script.

Hm. Would anyone be interested to know how these unproduced scriptwriters managed to get their script made? Yeah, why not?

When Egg Films were forming as a director-oriented production company - the first of its kind - in 2000 or 2001, they created a window of opportunity for unsolicited scripts. The Lim brothers and Hwang sent in theirs, with a request to have it read by Bae Chang-ho, who was at the time the best known of all directors in this house. Bae's assistant read it and thought it would be more suitable for Park, who was looking for something similar to his short film, Judgement, which involved identity confusion.

However, due to scriptwriters' lack of industry experience, they didn't have the comic writers and publisher's permission to adapt the comic, which they already did, so Egg Films via Show East made a deal with Futabasha. No one knows what this deal involved, but Futabasha authorised the sale. Park had also revised the script to bring it up to the professional standards, but according to most people, 80% were still all Lim and Hwang's work including the corridor fight scene; an idea they openly admitted borrowing from Young and Dangerous, a popular HK gangster film. (I thought it was Park who borrowed the idea, but I was corrected last year.)

In any case, Spike Lee's company, 40 Acres and a Mule, bought the adaptation rights to the comic and Mandate Films (now owned by Lionsgate) bought the remake rights to Park's film after Dreamworks' remake option ended. The joint partnership means Lee could pool both rights to create his own interpretation of the story, which can include the iconic corridor fight scene (it doesn't show up in the comic).
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:40
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They should not remake it, the original is fine as it is.
Agreed! I was disappointed to hear they were remaking it.

I can just foresee the media uproar when the final twist is realised.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:53
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I'll be expecting a watered-down version.
Going by what cast and director have said about the film so far, it's definitely not a watered down version. This is one adaptation of the original comic that I'm looking forwards too. Great cast and apparently the fans of the comic are very happy with the casting of Josh Brolin.


If anyone really wants to see a bad remake of Oldboy, head to India, they remade it into a horrendous film and gave it a safe ending, think it was called Zinda.
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Old 13-04-2013, 17:19
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Found this site with a review of the film

http://m.joblo.com/joblo/news/47941
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Old 09-07-2013, 22:13
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The trailer is released tomorow at 4pm est time. Link here

http://movies.yahoo.com/trailers/redband/oldboy/


Cant wait
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Old 09-07-2013, 22:34
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Agreed! I was disappointed to hear they were remaking it.

I can just foresee the media uproar when the final twist is realised.
Why in the world are you disappointed in the idea of a remake. Just don't see it when it comes out. It's as simple as that.

It's pretty weird how people overreact to a remake of a film that they love. The original film will forever be untouched. A remake is just another retelling of it. No one's arms are being twisted to watch it.
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Old 10-07-2013, 21:56
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Here it is old boy fans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8gpi44y4TU
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Old 10-07-2013, 22:09
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It looks pretty much identical to the Korean film, which begs the question, why have they bothered? :/ Also, that trailer reveals way too much, especially regarding Samuel L Jackson's character...

I'm not averse to them remaking it, but when it appears to be a shot for shot remake in places then it just seems lazy.
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Old 10-07-2013, 22:09
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Looks promising!! Fingers crossed.
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Old 10-07-2013, 22:13
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Why in the world are you disappointed in the idea of a remake. Just don't see it when it comes out. It's as simple as that.

It's pretty weird how people overreact to a remake of a film that they love. The original film will forever be untouched. A remake is just another retelling of it. No one's arms are being twisted to watch it.
I do sort of agree, but the complaints do beg the question about lack of inventiveness. Maybe the time, talent and money should have been spent doing something new? Still, as you say, the old film is still there for anyone who can't stomach remakes of non-English language films.
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Old 10-07-2013, 22:46
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There should be a credit on the trailer acknowledging either the origional Director/writer or the soddin Manga it came from. "A Spike Lee Film" indeed. Cheeky innit!!
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Old 10-07-2013, 23:47
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I'm really not sure of this even after watching the trailer and we have got a long wait untill its out in the UK in December!
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Old 11-07-2013, 00:44
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"A Spike Lee Film" indeed. Cheeky innit!!
Well at least he's not calling it a 'Spike Lee Joint'. What a bloody irritating affectation that was.

I seem to be one of the handful who didn't think the original Oldboy was some sort of masterpiece, so this remake looks a bit....oh, if you must.
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Old 12-07-2013, 16:14
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Im confusd with all the hate.

Most people have seen the original yet are moaning saying the remake trailer gives to much away.

Just treat it like a stand alone film.
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Old 09-12-2013, 21:37
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Not long left now. Cant wait
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Old 09-12-2013, 23:19
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It got unanimously dreadful reviews on Film 2013.

Sounds as though Spike Lee's lost the plot. Mind you, he always was a vastly overrated director.
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Old 09-12-2013, 23:42
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Generally getting so-so reviews (currently 49 on Metacritic) and it's already bombed in the US. A limited release that's barely drawn $2m of its $30m budget.

Looks like another remake no-one really needed/wanted.
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Old 10-12-2013, 00:54
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Have not seen the film yet. Film 2013 has views about Sharlto's performance. Has anyone seen it? Please your views.
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