Tag: markprotosevich

Review: Spike Lee's OLDBOY, A Failed Attempt At Something New

The easiest thing to do with Spike Lee's latest work, a "don't call it a remake" of Park Chan-wook's 2003 film Oldboy, is to simply dismiss it. Know that this isn't a particularly good film, let alone a capable...

OLDBOY: Screenwriter And Producer Mark Protosevich Talks Blasphemy, Honor, And Respect

Controversy has followed the US remake of the classic Korean psychodrama, Oldboy, since its proposal years ago. I had a few words with screenwriter/co-producer Mark Protosevich, who has been along for the film's entire ride from Will Smith and Steven...

Interview: Spike Lee On OLDBOY - Don't Call It A Remake

Don't call it a remake: writer, director, online provocateur, and recent Kickstarter entrepreneur asks that audiences consider his Oldboy a "reinterpratation" of the source material. "John Coltrane did not perform the same song that Julie Andrews sang in The Sound...

Spike Lee's OLDBOY: Get In Shape With Josh Brolin In This New Featurette

It just dawned on me that Spike Lee's version of Oldboy is set for release in the United States on November 27th, a day before Thanksgiving. Which I find to be kind of hilarious. And so I will say this...

Elizabeth Olsen Should Never Read Josh Brolin's Letters! It's A New OLDBOY Clip

No matter how you feel about Spike Lee "reinterpreting" Park Chan-wook's Oldboy (me, I'm neutral as I'm merely so-so on the original) one must admit that Film District's marketing machine has been pumping out some decidedly intriguing material over the...

They Are Preparing For Your Stay In New OLDBOY Teaser.

It is with much fear and trepidation that we approach Spike Lee's Oldboy on November 27th. Considering how much we revere the original film it is going to be a hard sell. But then along comes a teaser like this....

Spike Lee's OLDBOY Picked Up For U.S. Distribution

Whether we want it or not, Spike Lee's Oldboy will be coming to America. FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. distribution rights, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is set to begin shooting this month, with a cast led by Josh...

Samuel L Jackson Joins Spike Lee's OLDBOY

The obvious question now is: Will he read Josh Brolin bedtime stories?The LA Times broke word over the weekend that Spike Lee is calling in an old collaborator for a key role in his upcoming remake of Oldboy, with Samuel...

Sharlto Copley Offered OLDBOY Villain

Well, now, this is rather intriguing. The casting of Spike Lee's Oldboy remake has been no easy thing but with Josh Brolin long locked in as the lead and Elizabeth Olsen now on board as well the question turns -...

BREAKING: Elizabeth Olsen Offered Female Lead In Spike Lee's OLDBOY

Outside of Josh Brolin the casting has not come particularly quick or easy for the Spike Lee directed remake of Oldboy. Brolin locked in as the lead quite early but the quest for a villain so far has involved names...

Clive Owen Says No To OLDBOY, Brolin's MIB Press Commitments Push Start Date Back

Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy is still looking for its villain. Christian Bale was rumored for the part at one point before it was formally offered to Colin Firth. When Firth turned it down it was then offered to Clive...

BREAKING: Mia Wasikowska Offered Female Lead In Spike Lee's OLDBOY

In an interesting piece of synchronicity it appears that Mia Wasikowska may be moving from Oldboy director Park Chan-Wook's English language debut Stoker to Spike Lee's remake of Park's breakout film.Twitch has learned that Wasikowska has been offered the role...

BREAKING: Clive Owen Offered Villain Role In Spike Lee's OLDBOY

When word got out that the offer had been made to Colin Firth to play opposite Josh Brolin in the Spike Lee directed remake of Oldboy there was a general consensus that it was an inspired choice. And so it...

Colin Firth Turns Down Spike Lee's OLDBOY

Last month Twitch broke word that The King's Speech star Colin Firth had been offered the villain role in Spike Lee's upcoming remake of Oldboy. Firth would confirm the offer in subsequent interviews while playing coy about his intended response...

BREAKING: Colin Firth Offered Villain Role In OLDBOY

At one point actor Colin Firth was attached to play a key role in Oldboy director Park Chan-wook's English language debut, Stoker. That didn't work out but now Firth may very well end up playing the villain role in Spike...

Rooney Mara Says No To OLDBOY

At the end of September ScreenAnarchy reported that producers of Spike Lee's upcoming remake of Oldboy were targeting The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo's Rooney Mara for the lead female role. Well, they're going to have to keep looking.Variety's Justin...

Rooney Mara Targeted For OLDBOY

With Josh Brolin now confirmed for the lead of Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy and the vultures circling Christian Bale for the villain role the question of the moment is who will play the female lead? And sources are telling...

CONFIRMED: Josh Brolin Is Spike Lee's OLDBOY

Spike Lee and Mandate Pictures got their man for the upcoming remake of Park Chan-Wook's Oldboy.Twitch was the first to report in July that Josh Brolin was the top selection to fill the lead part in the long gestating US...

Will Christian Bale Play The Villain In Spike Lee's OLDBOY?

Could Christian Bale be playing the villain in Spike Lee's Oldboy? According to Variety that could very well happen. With Bale now hard at work on his third and final Batman film for Christopher Nolan the big players are lining...

Mandate Wants Josh Brolin For Spike Lee's OLDBOY. Can He Fill Choi Min-Sik's Shoes?

Though it's speculative at this point in that no formal offer has yet been made, ScreenAnarchy has learned that Josh Brolin tops Mandate's casting wishlist for the Spike Lee directed Oldboy remake. Whoever takes the part has got enormous shoes...