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Joel's Breaking News

07.25.2007

Breaking News It's Asian action film remake time again, everybody! In this installment, one time BATMAN franchise destroying director Joel Schumacher is in talks to direct a remake of the Hong Kong actioner BREAKING NEWS. Written by Alex de Rakoff, the story centers on a police detective who turns a stakeout into a breaking news event. That particular act is precipitated by the media broadcasting a tape of a police battalion getting their asses handed to them by five bank robbers. When the aforementioned detective discovers the location of the robbers' hideout, rather than stake the place out and work up a strategy to incarcerate these thugs, he turns it into a media circus. The original had the Johnnie To directorial seal of approval so hopefully Schumacher's got some tricks up his sleeve to enhance the apparent greatness of To's film.

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Extra Tidbit: The film's Hong Kong name is DAAI SI GIN.

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12:45PM on 07/26/2007
While "Breaking News" isn't To's best film, there's still no way the remake is going to be better than the original. I'll pass.
While "Breaking News" isn't To's best film, there's still no way the remake is going to be better than the original. I'll pass.
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1:24AM on 07/26/2007

Tigerland came out in 2000

That's not quite 15 years ago there...

Either way, Schumacher needs another critical success like Tigerland right about now. He's directed some good films, but mostly a lot of crap. Just watched The Number 23, and it was pretty pointless.
That's not quite 15 years ago there...

Either way, Schumacher needs another critical success like Tigerland right about now. He's directed some good films, but mostly a lot of crap. Just watched The Number 23, and it was pretty pointless.
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11:58PM on 07/25/2007
I dont see how this guy still gets gigs especially after B&R. The last decent film Schumacher directed was TIGERLAND , thats almost 15 years ago.
I dont see how this guy still gets gigs especially after B&R. The last decent film Schumacher directed was TIGERLAND , thats almost 15 years ago.
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11:38PM on 07/25/2007
It's unfortunate Joel Schumacher is remembered by most (not me) for Batman & Robin, since he directed some great movies in the 1980s and early 1990s.
It's unfortunate Joel Schumacher is remembered by most (not me) for Batman & Robin, since he directed some great movies in the 1980s and early 1990s.
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