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American films that should get an Asian remake
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I know a lot of you might have heard about America remaking Asian film. But did you know recently Asia have been remaking American films . Don't believe me, read this Newsweek article, and Ghost. Japan will also remake An Affair to Remember, and Working Girls.

-China and Hong Kong remade Cellular into Connected. Zhang Yimou remade Coen Brothers' film, Blood Simple into A Simple Noodle Story. China also remade High School Musical for their country, and China will remake What Women Want. The remake will have Andy Lau playing Mel Gibson's character, and Gong Li will play Helen Hunt's character.

I haven't heard anything from South Korea doing a remake of American film. The only remake they did was The Good The bad, The Weird (a loose remake of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly) and Invincible, a remake of John Woo's A Better Tomorrow. We could maybe see a Korean remake of American films.

I like to ask all of you what American film do you think could work as a Asian remake? I'll give you some of mine that could work as Asian remake. Beside, I always thought a lot of our film could be remade for Asia



Twilight Saga (Japanese/Korean remake): A lot of people seem to like the idea of having Twilight after looking at this interesting topic.

who should direct the movie: I don't know, I wish I knew more Japanese director who could pull this off.

The cast for the remake: well it was hard for me to decide. I would want Jacob to be played by a Korean actor, but I want Aya Ueto to play Bella.

How will the remake differ from original: Because Jacob is Native American in the original (including most of the warewolves in the original). I thought of making Jacob and warewolves tribe Korean. Bella and vampires in the remake will be Japanese to probably match the parallel to the original.



The Godfather (Japanese remake): I think the story and plot of the movie could be adapted into Japanese setting.

who should direct the movie: Takeshi Kitano, Ryuhei Kitamura, or Hideo Nakata

the cast for the remake: Sonny Chiba as Vito Corleone, Takeshi Kitano as Luca Brasi, Yumiko Shaku as Kay Adam, and Rinko Kikuchi as Connie Corleone. I don't know who could play Michael, Sonny, Fredo, Tom, Don Barzini, Sollozzo (the Japanese remake, Sollozzo is a half-Fillipinos, half-Japanese), Tattaglias, Clemenza, Tessio, and other characters.

How will the remake differ from the original: Italian mafia becomes Yakuza. The setting change from post World War 2 New York City to late 1960's or early 1970's Tokyo, Japan. Michael in the Japanese remake, he's a veteran of Japanese Self-Defense Force, and he goes to a University in USA. For the Louis Resturant (where Michael shot Sollozzo), Michael and Sollozzo will speak English (where in the original they speak Italian). But overall, most scene, story, and plot stay the same and probably tweaked to attune for Japanese audience.



Heat (Hong Kong remake): I always thought this film could be remade for the Hong Kong film, even the shootout scene was incredible in the original. I would like to see how Hong Kong could maybe improve on this film.

Who would direct the remake: Johnnie To (He's the only one I know who could pull off this kind of remake)

my cast for the remake:

Andy Lau as Robert DeNiro's character (Neil McCauley will be Neil Leung in the remake)
Tony Leung Chu-Wai or Ritchie Ren as Al Pacino's character (Vincent Hanna becomes Vincent Han in the HK remake)
Ekin Cheng as Val Kilmer's character (Chris Shiherlis becomes Chris Ng in the remake)

How will the plot differ from the original: Vincent Han and Neil Leung will be younger in the remake (while in the original they were older). I like to see how the shootout in the remake differ from the original version. But mostly, the plot stays the same. I kept the character's english name intact so the audience in Hk can be aware of it's American origin.

Posted 1/4/11
Even if Twilight got an Asian remake it would still suck.

Um, maybe Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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LosingOrbit wrote:

Even if Twilight got an Asian remake it would still suck.

Um, maybe Avatar: The Last Airbender.


I don't know the Japanese version could probably improved if they removed the sparkle.

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The Lion King play in broadway is also has a Japanese version.
i find it kinda cool that the cast in New York is African American based and the one in Japan is Asian based. I wanna see the play in japan now.
videos:
american trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pgZtzDj_7o
japanese trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veq1PMwLYbQ
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LosingOrbit wrote:

Even if Twilight got an Asian remake it would still suck.

Um, maybe Avatar: The Last Airbender.


I agree with this--

actually I agree with anybody remaking this movie-- the chances of it blowing are much less likely if it doesn't get touched by an a-hole like michael bay, james cameron, or m. night

I'd like to see what some asian directors could do with westerns

I really loved The Good, The Bad, The Weird even though I never saw the original version

I can also see them doing a badass cop story like Dirty Harry

Shutter Island, with a splash of extra creepy

My suggestions may suck but it is my opinion after all
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transformers would be sick.
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Japan doesn't need to remake the Godfather, because they already have probably the greatest series of gangster movies ever made: Fukasaku Kinji's Yakuza Papers.
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THE LAST AIRBENDER. Omg, the acting sucked so bad it isn't even funny.
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Glow_Worm wrote:

The Lion King play in broadway is also has a Japanese version.
i find it kinda cool that the cast in New York is African American based and the one in Japan is Asian based. I wanna see the play in japan now.
videos:
american trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pgZtzDj_7o
japanese trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veq1PMwLYbQ


Not only that, but if you've ever seen Kimba the White Lion, a Japanese cartoon back from the 60s, you can totally see where we ripped the Lion King off of them.

My mom used to watch it as a little girl, and she found a DVD of it one day and made me watch it with her, I was like
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The Last Airbender was terrible, as I have heard, so perhaps that? Maybe the cast can be completely Eastern Asian instead of Caucasian and Indian. [ineverwatchedit]
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- The Goonies.
- Spiderman
- Friday the 13th (lol)
- Freddy Kreuger. I'd like to see how that will turn out
- Silver Bullet
- Robo Cop
- Terminator (lol)
- Stepfather
- Porky's
- The Crying Game
- Indiana Jones
- Bachelor Party


I think I'd love to see some of my favorite movies remade there, just to see how it'll turn out.
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mystic17 wrote:

- The Goonies.
- Spiderman
- Friday the 13th (lol)
- Freddy Kreuger. I'd like to see how that will turn out
- Silver Bullet
- Robo Cop
- Terminator (lol)
- Stepfather
- Porky's
- The Crying Game
- Indiana Jones
- Bachelor Party


I think I'd love to see some of my favorite movies remade there, just to see how it'll turn out.



You forgot the naked gun series and Airplane. . . .


And what about Blazing Saddles?




Posted 1/4/11

Philmckay wrote:

You forgot the naked gun series and Airplane. . . .


And what about Blazing Saddles?



Never thought Naked Gun or Airplane since they're my favorite comedy movies. o.0 It'll be interesting to see how that will turn out. I haven't seen Blazing Saddles. Maybe Hot Shots or Death Wish from Charles Bronson?



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Oh wow, hot shots . . . Lol
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I know, that would be funny I also think Adventures of Babysitting should be thrown in there.
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