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Remaking The Host

Mar. 14, 2007by:
Korean films are great. I'm sure they're not all great, you understand, but the ones that end up making it worldwide always have a certain... greatness about them. OLDBOY is one of my all-time favourites, partly because the direction and plot are amazing and partly because it's a little bizarre. Which is exactly what makes THE HOST, for lack of a better word; great.

For those of you not fortunate enough to have seen THE HOST or know anything about it, the film centres around a huge mutant monster that appears from the Han river and procedes to wreak havoc in Seoul. In the midst of all the chaos, a young girl is carried away by the monster and her dysfunctional family set off to go and retrieve her themselves.

Anyway, in a chapter straight from the book of things that are unsurprising, director Boong Joon-ho has revealed that Universal Studios have purchased the rights to produce an American remake of the darkly funny monster movie. THE HOST opened on a record number of South Korean screens and went on to become the highest grossing South Korean film of all time.
Extra Tidbit: I think ALL Korean films, regardless of genre, may fall under the category of 'darkly funny'.
Source: Dark Horizons

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5:52AM on 03/17/2007
Lololol, stupid fucking Hollywood and their passion for remakes.
Lololol, stupid fucking Hollywood and their passion for remakes.
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12:06PM on 03/15/2007
QUOTE: "Well, The Host is basically a remake of Jaws." Are u out of your mind??? Serously, what drugs are u in? And this Remake is just a Stupid idea. The HOST is Awnsome movie, dont ruin this.
QUOTE: "Well, The Host is basically a remake of Jaws." Are u out of your mind??? Serously, what drugs are u in? And this Remake is just a Stupid idea. The HOST is Awnsome movie, dont ruin this.
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12:03PM on 03/15/2007

Old News

This is pretty old news. Joon-Ho, after picketing to keep American films out of Korea, and altering history to be Anti-American in The Host, is now in talks to direct a Hollywood movie. What a pathetic sack.
This is pretty old news. Joon-Ho, after picketing to keep American films out of Korea, and altering history to be Anti-American in The Host, is now in talks to direct a Hollywood movie. What a pathetic sack.
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10:53AM on 03/15/2007
QUOTE: "Well, The Host is basically a remake of Jaws." Are u out of your mind??? Serously, what drugs are u in? And this Remake is just a Stupid idea. The HOST is Awnsome movie, dont ruin this.
QUOTE: "Well, The Host is basically a remake of Jaws." Are u out of your mind??? Serously, what drugs are u in? And this Remake is just a Stupid idea. The HOST is Awnsome movie, dont ruin this.
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7:53AM on 03/15/2007
Am I the only one that thinks this movie is overrated? The CG was mediocre, the political overtones were a stretch, and worst off, your main character (and his family) is annoying. I was actually rooting for the monster. OLDBOY was good, and please don't remake that either.
Am I the only one that thinks this movie is overrated? The CG was mediocre, the political overtones were a stretch, and worst off, your main character (and his family) is annoying. I was actually rooting for the monster. OLDBOY was good, and please don't remake that either.
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11:31PM on 03/14/2007
Oh my God. This is ridiculous. This movie's still playing in theaters, and the remake gnomes are already all over this one. UGH!!!!
Oh my God. This is ridiculous. This movie's still playing in theaters, and the remake gnomes are already all over this one. UGH!!!!
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11:21PM on 03/14/2007

What the fuck?!

Fuck me, man. This shit is way outta hand. Is the well of screenplays in Hollywood really so dry now that they need to do remake after remake, even when the movie is still premiering in theaters across certain parts of the world? SHIT!
Fuck me, man. This shit is way outta hand. Is the well of screenplays in Hollywood really so dry now that they need to do remake after remake, even when the movie is still premiering in theaters across certain parts of the world? SHIT!
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11:00PM on 03/14/2007

and...

..they'll fuck it up just like they've done with just about every other remake of a good Asian film.
..they'll fuck it up just like they've done with just about every other remake of a good Asian film.
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10:57PM on 03/14/2007
Well, The Host is basically a remake of Jaws. Funny that Universal, maker of Jaws, is now buying the rights to a remake of a remake of their own film.
Well, The Host is basically a remake of Jaws. Funny that Universal, maker of Jaws, is now buying the rights to a remake of a remake of their own film.
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7:36PM on 03/14/2007

NOOO!!

Where's the pride? Where's the orginality?

-screams in absolute horror-
Where's the pride? Where's the orginality?

-screams in absolute horror-
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