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American films that should get an Asian remake
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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.[/quote

Well it would be kind of cool to see a Japanese remake of The Godfather. The Godfather storyline I always thought could be interpreted through Asian culture. I look through some of your comment, I guess I didn't put some specific line. Please no ridiculous remake of some American movie that can't be pull of like a Asian remake of ET, or Indiana Jones. I don't know how that'll work when Asia remake it. Try to keep it in an area that can be pull off.

Also because we remade a lot of horror film from Asia, I guess it's fair I think Japan and Korea could remake some of ours. I did list some horror movie that could do well as Japanese remake:



Carrie: I think this movie could work as a Japanese remake. I always thought the storyline and teen issue in the movie can be translated in Japanese.

Possible Director for the remake: Takeshi Miike (he can pull off such remake, and also if he direct this movie. It's probably more gorier then the original)

my cast: Chiaki Kuriyama or Erika Toda as Carrie

how would the film differ from the original: Setting change from US to Japan. Because Japan don't have prom like US did. I think I have to change from Prom to School festival and change prom queen to festival princess for the remake. Carrie's mom who was a religious freak will be change to a mental problem in the remake.



The Unborn: When I first saw the trailer, I thought it was a remake of a Asian film, but turn out it wasn't. Anyway, the movie was bad from the beginning, but it does a J-horror feeling into it. I thought "If Japan remake this, how could they improve it"

my director for the remake: Hideo Nakata, or Takeshi Shimizu

my cast for the remake: Aya Ueto playing as Odette Yustman's character (Casey Beldon in the original becomes Yuka Tanaka)

how would it be different from the original: Because the original involved dybbuk (a malevolent spirit in Judaism), we have to find something equivalent to this in Japanese culture, maybe something equivalent in buddhist or shinto culture involving malevolent spirits. I expect the ghost in the remake to be maybe more scarier and creepier.



who should direct: Takeshi Miike, or Ryuhei Kitamura

my cast for the remake: Ken Watanabe as Kenji Nakamura (Japanese equivalent Jack Torrence), I don't know who could play the rest of the character in the remake.

differences from the original: Well setting take place in Japan. It can be either a winter resort or a hotel in the middle of forrest out of Japan with a creepy look into it. Plot stay the same, and I hope ghost could be scary in the Japanese remake.


Other horror films that Japan or Korea could remake:



plot differences from the original: well move the setting from US to either Japan or Korea (depend on who's doing the remake), even though the house in the original movie was based on a true story. The Asian remake will have a fictional house. But the events and the stories stay the same, but attuned to the Asian audience.



plot differences from the original: excorcism is performed via buddhism or Shinto (if Japan remake this movie) for the remake. plot stay the same, and if possible hope the remake can be creepier then the original.




plot differences from the original: move the setting to Asia, and apply Asian culture for the remake. Plot and story stay the same for the remake.


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I'd like to see some westerns remade. Anyone see Sukiyaki Western Django?Its so beyond bizarre to me, but it was... interesting to say the least. Also, I'd have to agree with the horror films. I like all the ones the person before said EXCEPT The Shining. I love that movie way too much and it'd crush me if it was ruined by a remake. There are some movies that just don't need remakes. I ALMOST feel the same for the Exorcist, but I'll admit it'd be pretty cool to see it done with a Buddhism or Shinto twist to it.
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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

yeah I already know about it xD
disney probably did get the idea from Kimba but overall The Lion King was 10x better. I don't think I can ever sit though kimba. the animation is hideous
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The Last Airbender.

Man, that was disappointing. Plus the show is Asian anyway.
Posted 1/5/11
None, I'd be happier to see some original stuff, movies are having a tougher time pleasing me than ever atm -__-


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The entire Arnold and Sylvester catalog.. !!
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perhaps "The good, The Bad, and The Ugly" or "Gamer"
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DRAGON DRAGON, DRAGON BALL Z
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why are you doing this ?! .... remakes suck !!
Posted 1/8/11

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None, I'd be happier to see some original stuff, movies are having a tougher time pleasing me than ever atm -__-




I know right? Everything's either a remake, sequel, book, t.v.series, videogame, comicbook or flippin' kid's toy. Did you know they are actually making a movie based on rock 'em sock 'em robots?! WTF?!
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Lately its been the other way around...
In the past few years Hollywood has been doing remakes of Asian films, from horror movies, romance-comedies, dramas etc.
Guess its Hollywood thats running out of fresh material.
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MR_Leach wrote:


Chained_Angel wrote:

None, I'd be happier to see some original stuff, movies are having a tougher time pleasing me than ever atm -__-




I know right? Everything's either a remake, sequel, book, t.v.series, videogame, comicbook or flippin' kid's toy. Did you know they are actually making a movie based on rock 'em sock 'em robots?! WTF?!


I don't see anything wrong with making a movie based on a book-- there have been a TON of great movies that started off as books-- i'd say it's much better like that b/c you at least then know it's good material and should make for a decent movie so long as the director isn't an a-hole

and the same with comic book adaptations--

TV series? I haven't seen any TV series made into movies--
EDIT: okay, Mission Impossible and The A-Team, but the latter was definitely a very enjoyable movie and I pity you if you didn't enjoy it

Sequels? Well, that was an incredibly successful movie, and there's a bunch more story that we haven't revealed yet which should also make for an equally as interesting movie, so... been nice knowing you guys, I would ask you to stay on and help me make a movie about related events but-- HA -- who's ever heard of doing that?

Videogames are the only thing on your list which I can agree with, b/c they're quite impossible to successfully adapt for the silver screen--

So...just what does it matter if it came from a book or comic-- disrespecting my favorite movies when you say that
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why are you doing this ?! .... remakes suck !!


Are you aware some of our greatest film are remake. Ever watch Scarface (1983) was a remake of the 1930 version or John Carpenter's The Thing was a remake of a 1951 film. Yeah those are remake. Also Asia remaking American film is sort of beneficial for people who keep complaining about America remaking Asian film.


If you hate remake, then hate Scarface and John Carpenter.


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AG3333 wrote:

Lately its been the other way around...
In the past few years Hollywood has been doing remakes of Asian films, from horror movies, romance-comedies, dramas etc.
Guess its Hollywood thats running out of fresh material.


Didn't you read my first post. Asia has recently remake some of our film.

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