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Audition is going under the wire for a remake

Jun. 27, 2014by:

AUDITION is a 1999 cringe-inducing cult film adapted from Ryu Murakami's novel of the same name by Japanese director Takashi Miike. You have likely seen it or have been told that you HAVE TO SEE IT by friends and strange relatives. It features a notable torture scene, which is actually very brief and you only get a few shots showing the actual torture. The scene which helped with the movies cult status focuses more on the character Asami's sadistic enjoyment of what she's doing, and boy does she love herself some torture.

The original focused on a lonely widower who gets more than he bargains for when he puts out a fake casting call to find a new girlfriend. I know a lot of people don't like subtitles, so for them they can look forward to an upcoming remake of the Japanese film with an American setting and American cast. The way I see it, this could hopefully get people searching out the original; I did that for THE GRUDGE (JU-ON: THE GRUDGE) and THE RING (RINGU) and I definitely enjoyed those Japanese horror classics more than their American counterparts.

Check out the original trailer:

This time around AUDITION‘s unlucky protagonist is Sam Davis, who lives alone with his son following the death of his wife seven years prior and is convinced by a filmmaker friend to stage the fake auditions. The former ballerina with a mysterious past he falls for is now named Evie Lawrence. Richard Gray is directing the remake and plans to shoot this fall.

As long as this remake is happening, we might as well throw out casting suggestions. Gray's SUMMER CODA starred the lovely Rachael Taylor (TRANSFORMERS), how's that for Evie?

Source: Deadline

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10:39PM on 06/27/2014
Rooney Mara.
Rooney Mara.
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12:14PM on 06/28/2014
If I didn't think your suggestion was based purely on the Bjurman torture scene in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, I'd be very in favor of this.
If I didn't think your suggestion was based purely on the Bjurman torture scene in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, I'd be very in favor of this.
10:56AM on 06/28/2014
I second this!
I second this!
11:37PM on 06/27/2014
Damn. Does that picture go any lower?
Damn. Does that picture go any lower?
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1:22AM on 06/28/2014
Hollywood has ran out of their own movies too remake they`ve now turned to Asian movies too remake.Is nothing sacred anymore!Since its an american remake the piano wire will be replaced with string,wussy.

*I apologize for using the word remake so much.
Hollywood has ran out of their own movies too remake they`ve now turned to Asian movies too remake.Is nothing sacred anymore!Since its an american remake the piano wire will be replaced with string,wussy.

*I apologize for using the word remake so much.
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6:41PM on 06/28/2014
Judging from the quality of previous Hollywood remakes of Asian movies, I'd say forget this idea and find something original to invest the money in. And when I say original, I mean something that isn't a re-hash of an old idea or a movie version of an old TV series.
Judging from the quality of previous Hollywood remakes of Asian movies, I'd say forget this idea and find something original to invest the money in. And when I say original, I mean something that isn't a re-hash of an old idea or a movie version of an old TV series.
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10:04PM on 06/28/2014

No

Anything Takashi Miike should not be remade.....well, honestly since Hollywood is out of ideas nothing should be remade.
Anything Takashi Miike should not be remade.....well, honestly since Hollywood is out of ideas nothing should be remade.
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4:40PM on 06/30/2014
Hollywood isn't out of ideas, they just aren't the slightest bit interested in any new ones....asses. I agree though. No Miike remakes.
Hollywood isn't out of ideas, they just aren't the slightest bit interested in any new ones....asses. I agree though. No Miike remakes.
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10:15PM on 06/28/2014

Even if it ends up being good, it'll flop.

A remake of a movie from another country won't succeed at the box office if too many people have seen the original version. AUDITION has already become a cult film in America. And so was OLDBOY, which is why the remake flopped last year. Also, OLDBOY was made in 2004 and AUDITION in 1999, which means that there's probably more people who have seen the latter than people who have seen the former.
A remake of a movie from another country won't succeed at the box office if too many people have seen the original version. AUDITION has already become a cult film in America. And so was OLDBOY, which is why the remake flopped last year. Also, OLDBOY was made in 2004 and AUDITION in 1999, which means that there's probably more people who have seen the latter than people who have seen the former.
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1:57PM on 06/29/2014

More Remake of a foreign film complaints.

You figure after the Departed people would have learned their lesson. It could be just as good, if not better.
You figure after the Departed people would have learned their lesson. It could be just as good, if not better.
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