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fox searchlight released a music video version of the black swan and as always, it looks intense!!!! re re re reeeemix! the black swan comes out dec 3rd. (same day as a warrior's way!!!)

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there was a special Q&A with the crew of 'A Warrior's Way' tonight at Los Angeles' Landmark theater. the event was very exclusive and least to say very personal. They showed bits and clips of the film and discussed how it began, formed and eventually developed into the big blockbuster film. Korea's very own Jang Dong Gun came out to speak with us about his thoughts on the film and the workings behind it. Jang Dong Gun exploded into the scene after 2001's Friend and eventually to 2004's TaeGukGi. Danny Huston of Children of Men (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and Robin Hood (2010) also spoke with us about his villianous role as 'The Colonel." check it out. (click on the video for some translations.) the film comes out DEC 3!!!

p.s. there is another Q&A tomorrow night (thursday, november 18) Landmark Theater in LA. there is also a mini after-party where you can get more close and personal with the crew.




i had a chance to talk to the first time director, sngmoo lee and how he began this project. unlike most directors who have directed numerous films before their first big blockbuster film, sngmoo lee worked strenuously on his first film 'a warrior's way' for 11 years before making his first debut as a director! we just chit chatted some small talk and i ecstatically walked away without asking him if he had any advice for me. haha, but nonetheless, it is clear that his career is just about to start with the release of 'a warrior's way' on dec 3!!!! HWAITING!!
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in my previous post i stated that speilberg's plan to remake park chan-wook was mostly likely a dead project. but right when i thought it was too good to be true, first-showing releases an articles saying that theyre going to revive it by possibly bringing it back to spielberg or to matthew vaughn (kick-ass) or danny boyle (127 hours). i spoke too soon.


firstshowing.net says: Since Spielberg is already committed to Robopocalypse as his next feature following completion of his adaptation of War Horse, it's unlikely that he sit in the director's chair. Meanwhile, Matthew Vaughn hasn't lined up a project to follow his current work on X-Men: First Class and Danny Boyle hasn't yet lined up a follow-up project for his recently released 127 Hours. While many fans are certainly opposed to the remake, a new adaptation of the original graphic novel in the hands of the guy who directed Kick-Ass, or a talented director like Boyle sounds fairly enticing. Of course, it's not even a guarantee that this project well ever get off the ground

see the rest here...
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fuck no. as most cinephiles would say, we really do hate remakes. unless you can tastefully remake it with ones own auteur characteristics and as a homage to the original, DONT FUCK WITH IT. my heart dropped when i heard that steven spielberg and will smith were hooking up to remake Park Chan-wook's Old Boy. (hopefully its dead) the only person that actually made a decent american rendition of a foreign classic was scorsese with the departed. (watch hong kong's version called Internal Affairs!)

but what is this shit? not only Akira planning on being remade but with Zac Efron? and what? the hughes brothers are directing as a two-part adaptation? the hughes brothers previous films were less than memorable and didnt make themselves a "prime" director duo till 2010's book of eli. and even with its blockbuster status and budget, they failed horribly in telling their story worthy of watching.

the guardian says: He is the blue-eyed star of the High School Musical series and dream date for teenage girls across the globe. It is a classic cult Japanese anime and manga comic which maintains a heady reputation among fans of the genres more than 20 years after its initial release. Now, according to reports in the blogosphere, the terms Zac Efron and Akira may become forever connected after the actor was touted to star in a planned Hollywood remake.

read the rest here while i go and choke myself...
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who is sngmoo lee and how did he get to direct and write this hollywood film? i think its jang dong gun's first international film but i think itll be great. jang dong jun became hugely popular in south korea when Friend (2001) first came out then continued onto TaeGukKi (2004) and Typoon (2005). check out the trailer, it also stars kate bosworth, geoffrey rush, and danny huston. it comes out dec 3rd.

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