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Nov. 6, 2008by: Dave Davis

Director Justin Lin (FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT) was long attached to a remake of Korean director Park Chan-Wook's deservedly acclaimed OLDBOY, but either wasn't up to the challenge or simply decided it wasn't a good idea.

Steven Spielberg doesn't feel the same. Nor, it seems, does Will Smith.

The duo has apparently wanted to collaborate on something, and are now in early discussions to make that something a remake of OLDBOY (with Universal and the recently liberated Dreamworks), a dizzying and brutal revenge tale about a man seeking payback when he's released from a mysterious 15-year captivity.

Spielberg obviously knows how to get serious and grim (MUNICH, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, SCHINDLER'S LIST), and Smith can certainly act, but he can also end up in flash trash (oh how I loathed you, HANCOCK). So he'll definitely need to bring his A-game for the role of the hammer-wielding prisoner portrayed so consummately by Korean star Choi Min-sik.

Extra Tidbit: Nic Cage once publicly stated interest in the role, though I always thought Gary Oldman would be a fine choice if a remake has to be made. Which, of course, it doesn't. Does it?
Source: Variety

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10:05AM on 11/10/2008
you know... this would be the second remake of oldboy.

don't forget the bollywood version that came out a while ago.
you know... this would be the second remake of oldboy.

don't forget the bollywood version that came out a while ago.
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7:40AM on 11/10/2008

Just...

fucking don't do that. NO NEED FOR ANOTHER LAME ASS REMAKE (do you relly think they will have the balls to keep the tone as dark as the original?).And if Will Smith can be fuckin' good (Six degrees of separation, The legend of Bagger Vance, you know, when he tries to act in a subtle way), but there's NO WAY he could reach the awesomeness of Choi Min-si(c)k breathtaking performence. Next!
fucking don't do that. NO NEED FOR ANOTHER LAME ASS REMAKE (do you relly think they will have the balls to keep the tone as dark as the original?).And if Will Smith can be fuckin' good (Six degrees of separation, The legend of Bagger Vance, you know, when he tries to act in a subtle way), but there's NO WAY he could reach the awesomeness of Choi Min-si(c)k breathtaking performence. Next!
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10:47AM on 11/09/2008
i'd like to see them give it a try. that movie has a pretty brutal twist ending, which i don't think they could change because it pretty much IS the movie. i can't see a hollywood studio making this work, but i'd love to see them try.
i'd like to see them give it a try. that movie has a pretty brutal twist ending, which i don't think they could change because it pretty much IS the movie. i can't see a hollywood studio making this work, but i'd love to see them try.
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8:04AM on 11/09/2008
I don't really see them remaking Oldboy - not properly anyway. The original's pretty amazing in an insane kind of way, and I just don't see how a Hollywood version could be anything other than watered down and just sharing a few plot points. Could still be a good film, but it won't be Oldboy.
I don't really see them remaking Oldboy - not properly anyway. The original's pretty amazing in an insane kind of way, and I just don't see how a Hollywood version could be anything other than watered down and just sharing a few plot points. Could still be a good film, but it won't be Oldboy.
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6:02PM on 11/08/2008

hmm

smith+spielberg=box office gold

took 'em long enough...but Oldboy is kinda an odd choice dont ya think? i was expecting a big p-13 action flick
smith+spielberg=box office gold

took 'em long enough...but Oldboy is kinda an odd choice dont ya think? i was expecting a big p-13 action flick
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4:37AM on 11/08/2008
and just to be clear, people dont hate on remakes because it will ruin the original. we all know just because a remake is getting made doesnt mean the original will cease to exist. it is just that, people who no nothing about the original will only have the remake to go on. how many people do you know felt like going and watching the original Chainsaw because they saw the remake. to them the remake is enough, why would they want to watch and older/foreign version of the same film. we get pissed
and just to be clear, people dont hate on remakes because it will ruin the original. we all know just because a remake is getting made doesnt mean the original will cease to exist. it is just that, people who no nothing about the original will only have the remake to go on. how many people do you know felt like going and watching the original Chainsaw because they saw the remake. to them the remake is enough, why would they want to watch and older/foreign version of the same film. we get pissed because more often than not, people are missing out on a better movie and whenever we bring it up with people now, their response will be about that stupid remake 9 times out of ten. yes, the Departed was a good adaption, but it was in no way 'better' than Infernal Affairs and i personally would like people to see the better movie.
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2:18AM on 11/08/2008

THINK POSITIVE

Someone mentioned on here Infernal Affairs (original Hong Kong film) and The Departed (the remake of that film), which I think is a perfect example. Look how great The Departed turned out.

A good story will make a good movie. Oldboy has a whopper of a story. Just give Spielberg and Smith a shot at it. Since when has a remake ruined an original, honestly? Only if you're too stubborn and mad at Hollywood for trying to make money--which is what it does, it's Hollywood, baby! You mean to
Someone mentioned on here Infernal Affairs (original Hong Kong film) and The Departed (the remake of that film), which I think is a perfect example. Look how great The Departed turned out.

A good story will make a good movie. Oldboy has a whopper of a story. Just give Spielberg and Smith a shot at it. Since when has a remake ruined an original, honestly? Only if you're too stubborn and mad at Hollywood for trying to make money--which is what it does, it's Hollywood, baby! You mean to tell me that you can't go back to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre because the 2003 remake took a cinematic dump all over it? Get real!
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6:50PM on 11/07/2008
Yes, there are a few seriously questionable pros and cons for this. But damn, if I can't wait to see how Janusz Kaminski can rival the beautiful photography of the original.
Yes, there are a few seriously questionable pros and cons for this. But damn, if I can't wait to see how Janusz Kaminski can rival the beautiful photography of the original.
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5:25PM on 11/07/2008

For Crying Babies

Don't Like It - Don't Watch It. It's Not Like You Have No Choice.
Don't Like It - Don't Watch It. It's Not Like You Have No Choice.
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5:18PM on 11/07/2008

Get out of here

I'm sorry, but Spielberg can't hold a torch to Chan-wook Park. Steven should stick to kids movies and old dusty men falling around in hats. Leave the real stories to directors who can make proper films.

There is simply nothing Spielberg could do to make this worth it. We'll just be left we a side-by-side comparison between a has-been Hollywood money grabber and a humble Korean master of style. Surely he's only going to embarrass American cinema? Please, we really dont deserve this.

And
I'm sorry, but Spielberg can't hold a torch to Chan-wook Park. Steven should stick to kids movies and old dusty men falling around in hats. Leave the real stories to directors who can make proper films.

There is simply nothing Spielberg could do to make this worth it. We'll just be left we a side-by-side comparison between a has-been Hollywood money grabber and a humble Korean master of style. Surely he's only going to embarrass American cinema? Please, we really dont deserve this.

And if Will Smith doesnt eat a live octopus he can just leave right now.
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5:09PM on 11/07/2008
What made the original special was the greek tragedy aspect of it, the acting and the visual impact of the film. I have faith that Speilberg could pull it off if he embraces the core of what made the original special.
What made the original special was the greek tragedy aspect of it, the acting and the visual impact of the film. I have faith that Speilberg could pull it off if he embraces the core of what made the original special.
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5:07PM on 11/07/2008
I think Will Smith can act his butt off if he wants to and this might be the vehicle for him to do it in. He is older than his recent roles have him playing. I think they would have to dump the incest angle to make this work for a wide audience. What matters is the mind-shattering act of self-betrayal the character is lured into. What this needs is a really good script.
I think Will Smith can act his butt off if he wants to and this might be the vehicle for him to do it in. He is older than his recent roles have him playing. I think they would have to dump the incest angle to make this work for a wide audience. What matters is the mind-shattering act of self-betrayal the character is lured into. What this needs is a really good script.
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4:57PM on 11/07/2008

No thanks

I have no interest in seeing a remake of Oldboy no matter who is behind it. The problem with remakes is that they try to up the ante or lessen it due to the subject matter.

Oldboy is a great movie and does not need to be remade.
I have no interest in seeing a remake of Oldboy no matter who is behind it. The problem with remakes is that they try to up the ante or lessen it due to the subject matter.

Oldboy is a great movie and does not need to be remade.
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4:19PM on 11/07/2008
Um ... you ARE kidding, right? This is just some early April Fool's joke? Right? Please?

Oh, crap.
Um ... you ARE kidding, right? This is just some early April Fool's joke? Right? Please?

Oh, crap.
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3:39PM on 11/07/2008

I can already see the ending in my head

Will Smith opens a box to find a picture album inside.

He ruffles, through the baby pictures of his daughter.

As he reaches the end, he see the picture of the girl he had sex with.

then he realizes what just happened, and screams:

"Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww HELL NAWWWWW!!!!"
Will Smith opens a box to find a picture album inside.

He ruffles, through the baby pictures of his daughter.

As he reaches the end, he see the picture of the girl he had sex with.

then he realizes what just happened, and screams:

"Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww HELL NAWWWWW!!!!"
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2:48PM on 11/07/2008
This just in... Steven Spielberg has a serious PCP addiction.
This just in... Steven Spielberg has a serious PCP addiction.
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2:45PM on 11/07/2008

Spoilers!!!!!

****** SPOILERS !! ***** SPOILERS !!**

1. Keep the incest angle.
2. Keep the scissor / tounge scene.
3. Keep the original ending where he gets hypnotized so he can fuck his own daughter for the rest of his life.

Otherwise CHANGE THE FUCKING TITLE because it won't be OLDBOY!

****** SPOILERS !! ***** SPOILERS !!**
****** SPOILERS !! ***** SPOILERS !!**

1. Keep the incest angle.
2. Keep the scissor / tounge scene.
3. Keep the original ending where he gets hypnotized so he can fuck his own daughter for the rest of his life.

Otherwise CHANGE THE FUCKING TITLE because it won't be OLDBOY!

****** SPOILERS !! ***** SPOILERS !!**
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2:11PM on 11/07/2008

NO PLEASE NO....

I hope this will never happen. PLEASE NO! :,-(
I hope this will never happen. PLEASE NO! :,-(
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2:07PM on 11/07/2008
I'm excited for this. This news is getting a similar response to the Internal Affairs remake news, and look at how The Departed turned out. You can trust Spielberg will do a good job, just like you could have trusted Scorsese to do a good job. I don't care how great the original was. I saw both Internal Affairs and Oldboy, and they both got way overhyped. This for sure will be good.

P.S. Will Smith is a good actor. Just watch Ali and Pursuit of Hapyness. The fact that he does popcorn movies
I'm excited for this. This news is getting a similar response to the Internal Affairs remake news, and look at how The Departed turned out. You can trust Spielberg will do a good job, just like you could have trusted Scorsese to do a good job. I don't care how great the original was. I saw both Internal Affairs and Oldboy, and they both got way overhyped. This for sure will be good.

P.S. Will Smith is a good actor. Just watch Ali and Pursuit of Hapyness. The fact that he does popcorn movies doesn't make a him a bad actor. You all geeked out on Downey Jr. and this site has called one of our greatest actors numerous times, but his performance in Ironman was no differente than how Will Smith performs in his blockbuster movies. Those are not the best way to gauge someone's acting skills.
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1:17PM on 11/07/2008

Spoilers!!!!!

****** SPOILERS !! ***** SPOILERS !!**

1. Keep the incest angle.
2. Keep the scissor / tounge scene.
3. Keep the original ending where he gets hypnotized so he can fuck his own daughter for the rest of his life.

Otherwise CHANGE THE FUCKING TITLE because it won't be OLDBOY!

****** SPOILERS !! ***** SPOILERS !!**
****** SPOILERS !! ***** SPOILERS !!**

1. Keep the incest angle.
2. Keep the scissor / tounge scene.
3. Keep the original ending where he gets hypnotized so he can fuck his own daughter for the rest of his life.

Otherwise CHANGE THE FUCKING TITLE because it won't be OLDBOY!

****** SPOILERS !! ***** SPOILERS !!**
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1:01PM on 11/07/2008
Gary. Fucking. Oldman. 'Nuff said.

But if you have to remake it, I agree with others in that it better keep the original, shocking ending (or something even more shocking).
Gary. Fucking. Oldman. 'Nuff said.

But if you have to remake it, I agree with others in that it better keep the original, shocking ending (or something even more shocking).
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12:46PM on 11/07/2008

Weird...

Don't really know what to say on this one. Will Smith and Spielberg have to be the oddest choices for this. Specially Smith. Nothing against the guy, but this is just not really his kind of role. It'd be like Vin Diesel doing a musical.

But I'm not upset, because I'm one of the few who didn't like Oldboy...at all. So for me it can only improve.
Don't really know what to say on this one. Will Smith and Spielberg have to be the oddest choices for this. Specially Smith. Nothing against the guy, but this is just not really his kind of role. It'd be like Vin Diesel doing a musical.

But I'm not upset, because I'm one of the few who didn't like Oldboy...at all. So for me it can only improve.
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12:44PM on 11/07/2008

Spoilers!!!!!

****** SPOILERS !! ***** SPOILERS !!**

1. Keep the incest angle.
2. Keep the scissor / tounge scene.
3. Keep the original ending where he gets hypnotized so he can fuck his own daughter for the rest of his life.

Otherwise CHANGE THE FUCKING TITLE because it won't be OLDBOY!

****** SPOILERS !! ***** SPOILERS !!**
****** SPOILERS !! ***** SPOILERS !!**

1. Keep the incest angle.
2. Keep the scissor / tounge scene.
3. Keep the original ending where he gets hypnotized so he can fuck his own daughter for the rest of his life.

Otherwise CHANGE THE FUCKING TITLE because it won't be OLDBOY!

****** SPOILERS !! ***** SPOILERS !!**
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12:23PM on 11/07/2008

Back off.

I am not against the idea of an Oldboy remake...But WILL SMITH?! I don't care what anyone says. Unless he's making a family friendly film, Will Smith cannot carry a film. I still have nightmares about how bad I AM LEGEND was.
I am not against the idea of an Oldboy remake...But WILL SMITH?! I don't care what anyone says. Unless he's making a family friendly film, Will Smith cannot carry a film. I still have nightmares about how bad I AM LEGEND was.
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12:16PM on 11/07/2008

OMG...

Nooooooooooo! Please dopnt take one of the most clever and original movies ever made and put Will Smith in it. Now I like Smith a lot but he cannot carry that character, he couldnt do it in LEGEND or in Happyness. Also I doubt Spielberg could handle this material either. No doubt he is one of the greats but this isnt his thing. This is like David Finchers thing, not Spielberg. Please for the love of everything dont make this movie!!!!!!!
Nooooooooooo! Please dopnt take one of the most clever and original movies ever made and put Will Smith in it. Now I like Smith a lot but he cannot carry that character, he couldnt do it in LEGEND or in Happyness. Also I doubt Spielberg could handle this material either. No doubt he is one of the greats but this isnt his thing. This is like David Finchers thing, not Spielberg. Please for the love of everything dont make this movie!!!!!!!
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12:00PM on 11/07/2008
That pic above made me laugh.

Hmmm..Spielberg and Will Smith? How could that end being anything but a pointless, watered-down piece of crap? Are they going to add friendly aliens to the story? Is Smith going to take on hoards of bad-CGI robots or vampires?
That pic above made me laugh.

Hmmm..Spielberg and Will Smith? How could that end being anything but a pointless, watered-down piece of crap? Are they going to add friendly aliens to the story? Is Smith going to take on hoards of bad-CGI robots or vampires?
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10:24AM on 11/07/2008
Jeez, why all the hate? Yes, we're tired of remakes. Yes, Hollywood is raping everything that is good and holy in the world. But despite that, it's a Spielberg/Smith film, which is bound to be, at the very worst, a good film. Spielberg has a bad rep just because of his sheer popularity, but simply because a guy's commercial doesn't mean he isn't as talented as lesser-known directors. There's a reason he is where he is, and I frankly have more faith in him than I do a lot of the "more credible"
Jeez, why all the hate? Yes, we're tired of remakes. Yes, Hollywood is raping everything that is good and holy in the world. But despite that, it's a Spielberg/Smith film, which is bound to be, at the very worst, a good film. Spielberg has a bad rep just because of his sheer popularity, but simply because a guy's commercial doesn't mean he isn't as talented as lesser-known directors. There's a reason he is where he is, and I frankly have more faith in him than I do a lot of the "more credible" up-and-comers people like to cling to. I'll see this.
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8:38AM on 11/07/2008
I usually trust Spielberg, and think while he may not be the first man I'd think to take this on, he'll know what to do. Basically, I hope this thing is more in the vein of "Munich" and "Minority Report." As for Smith, well, sure there are actors one might more readily think of to portray the hero(?), but Smith is a fine actor.

I'm almost ready to point out how a director no less than Martin Scorsese remade an Asian modern classic into a Best Picture winner. But then the difference between
I usually trust Spielberg, and think while he may not be the first man I'd think to take this on, he'll know what to do. Basically, I hope this thing is more in the vein of "Munich" and "Minority Report." As for Smith, well, sure there are actors one might more readily think of to portray the hero(?), but Smith is a fine actor.

I'm almost ready to point out how a director no less than Martin Scorsese remade an Asian modern classic into a Best Picture winner. But then the difference between "Infernal Affairs" and "Oldboy" is pretty vast.

So, yeah. While I trust Spielberg, I don't think it's a good idea.
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8:14AM on 11/07/2008

brrrrr

something about this whole idea of remaking Oldboy makes me feel cold and dead inside. This is a very bad idea, very bad. Will Smith is a good actor but he is not right for the part, not because he is black, i actually agree if this film must be remade give it to someone like David Fincher or Alex Proyas, hell let Chan-wook Park direct his first american feature. Also i agree Gary Oldman would be perfect for the role.
something about this whole idea of remaking Oldboy makes me feel cold and dead inside. This is a very bad idea, very bad. Will Smith is a good actor but he is not right for the part, not because he is black, i actually agree if this film must be remade give it to someone like David Fincher or Alex Proyas, hell let Chan-wook Park direct his first american feature. Also i agree Gary Oldman would be perfect for the role.
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7:24AM on 11/07/2008
I guess a part of me wanted to believe that remakes were made becasue the original was lacking some potential that another filmmaker could tap into. OLDBOY did not lack any potential and doesn't need a remake. It was a great film for Korea AND for America. Will Smith is on his way down if he thinks he can out do Choi's performance and no one can say that he won't be competeing with Choi, he was the original. If they're playing the same character I believe it's fair to compare them.
I guess a part of me wanted to believe that remakes were made becasue the original was lacking some potential that another filmmaker could tap into. OLDBOY did not lack any potential and doesn't need a remake. It was a great film for Korea AND for America. Will Smith is on his way down if he thinks he can out do Choi's performance and no one can say that he won't be competeing with Choi, he was the original. If they're playing the same character I believe it's fair to compare them.

This is a BAD IDEA
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6:44AM on 11/07/2008
Nawwwwww....Noooo!

I love, love, love everything Spielberg Does, and I always enjoy Will Smith, but...

A remake?

Of a RECENT movie?

And a WELL-RECEIVED, WELL-LOVED one?

No, I sure hope this doesn't fall through. Director and star are too good for this.
Nawwwwww....Noooo!

I love, love, love everything Spielberg Does, and I always enjoy Will Smith, but...

A remake?

Of a RECENT movie?

And a WELL-RECEIVED, WELL-LOVED one?

No, I sure hope this doesn't fall through. Director and star are too good for this.
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5:10AM on 11/07/2008

No!

As interesting as this sounds, I really don't want it to happen. For the love of god do not remake Oldboy at all!
As interesting as this sounds, I really don't want it to happen. For the love of god do not remake Oldboy at all!
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4:59AM on 11/07/2008
God has truly stopped paying attention.

Spielberg and Smith are going on my shitlist for even considering this, but if it actually goes through I will not watch any of their work from now on.

Now, if anyone wanted to remake either 'Sympathy...' films, I... well, if I say, it could be used against me in a court of law.
God has truly stopped paying attention.

Spielberg and Smith are going on my shitlist for even considering this, but if it actually goes through I will not watch any of their work from now on.

Now, if anyone wanted to remake either 'Sympathy...' films, I... well, if I say, it could be used against me in a court of law.
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2:31AM on 11/07/2008
I wasn't as absolutely blown away by the original as many people were, but it was a solid little film and I could tell just by the headline that this was going to make a lot of people very angry. Spielberg is still getting a lot of hate from people over Indy IV, and rightfully so, but I think that's clouding a lot of people's opinion of him. The fact is he's on of the best directors working today. Sure, you probably hated Indy and you might not have liked War of the Worlds either but just a few
I wasn't as absolutely blown away by the original as many people were, but it was a solid little film and I could tell just by the headline that this was going to make a lot of people very angry. Spielberg is still getting a lot of hate from people over Indy IV, and rightfully so, but I think that's clouding a lot of people's opinion of him. The fact is he's on of the best directors working today. Sure, you probably hated Indy and you might not have liked War of the Worlds either but just a few years ago he gave us Munch, and to me the director of Munich is the kind of person I'd want to do this if a remake is inevitable.*

As for Smith, he's definitely not my first choice for the role. Or my second. Or even my third. In fact he's probably around #31 on my list right in between Jim Carey and Vin Diesel. It certainly seems, though, that Smith's making a conscious effort to take on more mature roles and shake his former image, which is commendable. However, perhaps he should try taking things a little more slowly.



*I agree whole-heartedly with writer19 on this one, Cronenberg would be absolutely perfect for this project. However Spielberg is a more than adequate second choice and I have no problem with his involvement.
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1:45AM on 11/07/2008
They should get John Cusack to play the lead.
They should get John Cusack to play the lead.
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1:34AM on 11/07/2008

go big or go home i guess

personally i like Cronenberg, but Spielberg is great.
i guess we should look for the shitty David Koepp script huh
personally i like Cronenberg, but Spielberg is great.
i guess we should look for the shitty David Koepp script huh
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12:51AM on 11/07/2008
Hollywood cannot stop themselves can they. they are like some unstoppable machine. they will find ANY movie that has even the smallest inkling of a following and will somehow cast Will smith in it and change the story around and then do other unholy things that in the end change the project enough that it has somehow made it even worse the fact that they decided to use the tag remake and still use the original title. if you are going to remake something...and it is going to be bad, you might as
Hollywood cannot stop themselves can they. they are like some unstoppable machine. they will find ANY movie that has even the smallest inkling of a following and will somehow cast Will smith in it and change the story around and then do other unholy things that in the end change the project enough that it has somehow made it even worse the fact that they decided to use the tag remake and still use the original title. if you are going to remake something...and it is going to be bad, you might as well keep the story the same as well as the characters. if you change it to something that is unidentifiable, it becomes pointless that it is a remake and that becomes an even worse idea.
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12:48AM on 11/07/2008

christ...

...and I thought the original direction of the remake was a bad idea.
...and I thought the original direction of the remake was a bad idea.
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12:27AM on 11/07/2008
Wow...Just Horrible. Apparently Spielberg thinks he can accomplish anything.
Wow...Just Horrible. Apparently Spielberg thinks he can accomplish anything.
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12:26AM on 11/07/2008
I have an idea.



Watch the original movie.
I have an idea.



Watch the original movie.
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12:10AM on 11/07/2008

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My eyes genuinly welled up with tears upon reading this. I seriously think I might cry. No. Just fucking no. If they like the movie, they can spend their fucking millions and get it a theatrical distribution deal across the USA so it can get the acclaim it deserves. Do not fucking butcher its plot and tarnish it's name with a mediocre, money grabbing remake. Please no....
My eyes genuinly welled up with tears upon reading this. I seriously think I might cry. No. Just fucking no. If they like the movie, they can spend their fucking millions and get it a theatrical distribution deal across the USA so it can get the acclaim it deserves. Do not fucking butcher its plot and tarnish it's name with a mediocre, money grabbing remake. Please no....
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12:08AM on 11/07/2008
Now this is the story all about how
My life got flip turned upside down
So I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became
Imprisoned in a hotel room, escaped, sought revenge on my captors, fought off bad guys with a hammer, and unraveled a complex grudge dating back to my days as a schoolboy.

?
Now this is the story all about how
My life got flip turned upside down
So I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became
Imprisoned in a hotel room, escaped, sought revenge on my captors, fought off bad guys with a hammer, and unraveled a complex grudge dating back to my days as a schoolboy.

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12:02AM on 11/07/2008
No. No. NO!! I like Smith, I like Spielberg, not so much the idea of remaking Oldboy. Nobody's gonna be able to top the original, regardless of who it is.
No. No. NO!! I like Smith, I like Spielberg, not so much the idea of remaking Oldboy. Nobody's gonna be able to top the original, regardless of who it is.
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11:43PM on 11/06/2008

really?

the first was a good date but it didnt put out for me, except for the hallway fight scene. but i respect that it has a loyal following. wishin spielberg would be totally original and make his own revenge flick. plus the whole incest thing i dont think will transfer well to the american audience as a whole.
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the first was a good date but it didnt put out for me, except for the hallway fight scene. but i respect that it has a loyal following. wishin spielberg would be totally original and make his own revenge flick. plus the whole incest thing i dont think will transfer well to the american audience as a whole.
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11:39PM on 11/06/2008

Stupid

I love "Oldboy" more than can be put into words. It's much grittier than Smith and Spielberg can do justice. Sure he's gotten grim, but never that gritty. I say just give "Oldboy" a theatrical run (did it get one originally?). Awful, awful idea.
I love "Oldboy" more than can be put into words. It's much grittier than Smith and Spielberg can do justice. Sure he's gotten grim, but never that gritty. I say just give "Oldboy" a theatrical run (did it get one originally?). Awful, awful idea.
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11:35PM on 11/06/2008
Oldboy is a top 10 film for me, Spielberg is my favorite director...I worship Will Smith being born in Philly.

But still...I don't know, I would be more excited for a David Fincher...or for...ya know, NOT re-making it at all is always a good option.
Oldboy is a top 10 film for me, Spielberg is my favorite director...I worship Will Smith being born in Philly.

But still...I don't know, I would be more excited for a David Fincher...or for...ya know, NOT re-making it at all is always a good option.
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11:33PM on 11/06/2008

Ah, Hell nah!

Why doesn't Spielberg make "Lincoln" or "Chicago 7" (which I guess is now being done by Greengrass) or something we actually haven't already seen. I love Spielberg, but nothing can top Chan-Wook's original and anybody that thinks so is crazy.
Why doesn't Spielberg make "Lincoln" or "Chicago 7" (which I guess is now being done by Greengrass) or something we actually haven't already seen. I love Spielberg, but nothing can top Chan-Wook's original and anybody that thinks so is crazy.
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