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    Wednesday November 27, 2013
  • "Olboy" Poster Artist Claims His Work Was Stolen, Family Harassed

    "Oldboy" now playing in theaters

    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. 

  • Wednesday July 10, 2013
  • VIDEO: A Violent Look at Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Adaptation

    The first preview is a red band trailer, which is to say, it's not safe for work

    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.

  • Monday July 8, 2013
  • Poster for Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Film Sets Josh Brolin Free

    Adaptation is set to open in theaters on October 25

    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.

  • Monday April 15, 2013
  • First Poster Spotted for Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Film

    Lee's take on the original manga opens on October 11

    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.

  • Friday October 19, 2012
  • Latest Hollywood Plans For "Oldboy" and "47 Ronin"

    Prepare for a more fantasy, anime inspired take on Japan's national legend

    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.

  • Thursday October 11, 2012
  • Spike Lee "Oldboy" Adaptation Begins Filming

    Director Tweets about beginning of principal photography on manga adaptation

    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.

  • Friday September 7, 2012
  • FilmDistrict Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to "Oldboy" Remake

    Remake of Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi manga set to start shooting this month

    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.

  • Monday August 20, 2012
  • Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Adds Samuel L. Jackson to Cast

    Manga adaptation starts shooting in New Orleans this October

    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.

  • Monday August 6, 2012
  • Casting Call Reveals "Oldboy" Character Names and Descriptions

    Director Spike Lee responds to claims that cast potentially lacks diversity

    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.

  • Thursday May 3, 2012
  • "Oldboy" Lead Josh Brolin Talks Hammer Fights and Chan-wook Park

    Actor says Spike Lee's version has his stomach turning

    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.

  • Wednesday May 2, 2012
  • Sharlto Copley Locks in on "Oldboy" Villain Role

    Names of the adaptation's hero and villain also revealed

    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.

  • Thursday April 12, 2012
  • "District 9" Star Offered Villain Role in Spike Lee's "Oldboy"

    Sharlto Copley in talks to act opposite Josh Brolin

    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.

  • Tuesday March 27, 2012
  • Producer Roy Lee Comments on "Battle Royale" vs. "Hunger Games"

    Hunger Games puts the knife in a Hollywood Battle Royale Remake - "It’s unfair, but that’s reality."

    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.

  • Tuesday February 28, 2012
  • Elizabeth Olsen Offered Female Lead in "Oldboy" Film

    Spike Lee's adaptation gets a new potential cast member

    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 HouseMartha Marcy May Marlene). Read on for more.