When artist Juan Luis Garcia got an offer from an ad agency to design promotional posters on behalf of Spike Lee and his upcoming remake, Oldboy, it seemed like an opportunity of a lifetime. That opportunity, Garcia alleges, turned into harassment and outright theft. Check out the details after the jump.
After an appropriately convoluted trip to production, the Hollywood adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi's Eisner award-winning manga Oldboy is headed to theaters on October 25, with Spike Lee directing the unconventional revenge story. The first preview is a red band trailer, which is to say, it's not safe for work. Get a look after the jump.
A Red Band trailer for Spike Lee's take on Oldboy—based on the Eisner award-winning manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi and previously adapted by Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook—is set to arrive on Wednesday, but first we have a look at a more revealing poster after the jump.
It may not offer much insight into the look of the adaptation, but the first poster for director Spike Lee's take on Oldboy was spotted at the recent CinemaCon event. Check it out after the jump.
The movie biz trade mags are now reporting that Spike Lee's adaptation of manga Oldboy has been given a release date. Meanwhile, Hollywood.com has posted a revealing conversation with Gary Powell, the stunt coordinator on Keanu Reeves's 47 Ronin. Statements suggest that the Hollywood version is going to be bit more fantasy. More after the jump.
After an appropriately convoluted trip to production, the Hollywood adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi's Eisner award-winning manga Oldoy is beginning filming this week. Director Spike Lee Tweeted "WAKE UP-Today The 1st Day Of Principal Photography For The New Spike Lee Joint OLDBOY-'40 ACRES AND A PORSCHE WITH MORE THAN 400 HORSES,YEAH.'" More after the jump.
Coming out of the Toronto Film Festival, the movie biz buzz is that Looper's FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Spike Lee’s Oldboy. The impressively convoluted revenge tale adapts Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi's Eisner award-winning manga, previously filmed in an acclaimed Park Chan-wook movie. More after the jump.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the latest addition to the cast of Spike Lee's Oldboy is none other than Samuel L. Jackson, who gets the luxury of being tortured by leading man Josh Brolin. More after the jump.
A few days ago the Angry Asian Man blog got its hands on a casting call for Spike Lee's Oldboy adaptation, revealing a slew of character names and descriptions, some of which prompted people to call the adaptation's diversity into question. Read on for more.
Josh Brolin has a hell of a role to pull off in Spike Lee's version of Oldboy, based on the manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi, which was previously adapted to film by Chan-wook Park. Brolin knows this well, and had a lot to say when commenting on the film at a press junket for Men in Black 3. Read on for his comments.
Efforts to cast the dark adaptation of the Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi manga and Park Chan-wook film, Oldboy, haven't gone too smoothly. But, after Colin Firth and Clive Owen passed on the role of villain, Sharlto Copley has signed up. More after the jump.
The last casting news we got for Spike Lee's take on Oldboy had the other Olsen sister, Elizabeth Olsen, in talks to play the film's female lead. Now we're back to the villain role, which has been offered to District 9 star Sharlto Copley. Read on for more.
Despite its limited availablity in North America, plenty of people managed to catch Japanese teenage deathmatch movie Battle Royale. So when Hunger Games hit theaters with a similar premise, few missed the opportunity to compare the two. The Wall Street Journal took the matter to Roy Lee, who tried to develop a Hollywood Battle Royale. See what he had to say after the jump.
It's been quiet for some time, but casting is still chugging along for Spike Lee's adaptation of Oldboy, based on Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi's manga. The latest role is that of the female lead, Marie, which is being offered to Elizabeth Olsen (The Silent House, Martha Marcy May Marlene). Read on for more.