The pic is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
The Spike Lee-directed remake of Park Chan-wook’s cult Korean classic Oldboy will now see its wide release on October 25, 2013, after FilmDistrict originally slated it for October 11, says Deadline.
Oldboy will now bow opposite Paramount Pictures’ Paranormal Activity 5, which already had the date.
Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley star in the revenge pic, which was originally part of Park’s Vengeance trilogy that included Lady Vengeance and Sympathy For Mister Vengeance. That latter movie is also getting a U.S. remake, with Silver Reel and Lotus Entertainment announcing in Cannes that they are partnering with di Bonaventura Pictures and CJ Entertainment for an English-language version from a script by Broken City‘s Brian Tucker.
“The pic is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.” READ MORE
Out of the CinemaCon starting tomorrow in Las Vegas comes teaser logo posters for a trio of upcoming genre films.
The Insidious Chapter 2 looks like the film’s first logo, only with the letter “S” forming a “2″. In theaters September 13, Oscar-nominated Barbara Hershey will play the role of Lorraine Lambert, the mother to Patrick Wilson’s Josh Lambert and the grandmother to the demon-possessed boy Dalton. Directed by James Wan, who was recently attached to the next Fast & Furious installment, the pic also stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Andrew Astor, Jocelin Donahue, and Danielle Bisutti.
I quite enjoy FilmDistrict’s Oldboy tease, which scratches out the number of days before the protag. is released from prison. In theaters October 11, the film stars Josh Bolin as an advertising executive who is kidnapped and imprisoned for 20 years without explanation. He is abruptly released and sets out to discover the who and why of his captivity, running across a social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and an illusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson and James Ransone.
Just added is also a look at the poster for Uni’s R.I.P.D., Robert Schwentke’s troubles comic adaptation in theaters July 19. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak and Mary-Louise Parker, it follows a recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. READ MORE
New Films Cinema has tapped Dylan Walsh and A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Robert Englund to star in horror movie Air Disturbance with Joe Dante (Gremlins) directing. Jeremy Sklar wrote the script. “Story is set on a transcontinental flight on which supernatural phenomena take place. Walsh plays a widowed father who protects his children and psychic girlfriend from some of the other passengers, particularly a fanatical minister (Englund).” The film will be distributed by Hason’s New Films, which is selling international territories at AFM. Shooting is set to take place late this month in Los Angeles. Variety reports.
Deadline adds that With the latest Skyfall co-writer John Logan and director Sam Mendes are re-teaming on the TV side. In what would be both Logan and Mendes’ series debut, the two have partnered for a drama project described as an origin story set in the 1800s London in the vein of “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” which also was set in 19th century Europe, including London, and featured an assortment of fictional literary characters. The Logan/Mendes project features such characters as Van Helsing and Doctor Frankenstein as they hunt for vampires.
Lastly, check out an interesting image from the set of Spike Lee’s Oldboy. Josh Brolin looks “interesting”, but what caught our eye in the weird demon looking dude in the background. The images come courtesy of The Daily Mail. In Oldboy, Brolin portrays a man who has been captured and imprisoned for years in a private cell with no idea who has put him there. Upon his release, the perplexed prisoner attempts to unravel the mystery of what happened to him while social worker Marie – played by Elizabeth Olsen – helps investigate his past. READ MORE
Although I thought this was already announced, Christopher Landon – who penned Disturbia and the three Paranormal Activity sequels – is set to write and direct the currently untitled Latino version of PA for Paramount Pictures. The quasi-spinoff was teased during the post-credits of PA 4 and is slated for release Spring 2013. Says Deadline: “The spinoff will include the demon from the PA franchise and star mostly Latino actors and film partly in Spanish.”
FilmDistrict will release Spike Lee’s Oldboy on October 11, 2013. Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel Jackson, Bruce Hornsby and James Ransone, a man gets kidnapped and held in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. Suddenly, he’s released and given money, a cell phone and clothes and is set on a path to discover who destroyed his life so he can take revenge.
Screen Daily reports that The Seasoning House will receive a UK theatrical and home entertainment release, through Kaleidoscope, in 2013. Having premiered at this past summer’ FrightFest in London, the film “Centers around a young Balkan girl (played by Rosie Day) forced to work in a rape house during an unspecified war, who kills a militiaman and goes on the run.”
Paramount Pictures has just closed a deal for the rights to Insurrection, a Boom! Studios comic created by writer Blake Masters, says THR. Masters is also attached to pen the script. A sort of sci-fi “Spartacus,” “‘Insurrection’ is a set in a future where corporations are more powerful than governments and command their own armies. The armies consist of clones who, for decades, have been treated like a sub-class. That all changes when one man stands up and leads a revolution that has vast repercussions.”
Lastly, airing on Friday, October 26, is NBC’s Halloween special, “Mockingbird Lane,” their TV reboot of “The Munsters.” Some promo art has been released alongside the official synopsis and new stills. It looks terrible. READ MORE
Just Jared has your first look from the set of Oldboy where you’ll see Spike Lee directing, Josh Brolin as protagonist Joe Doucett, alongside other cast members.
Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel Jackson, Bruce Hornsby, Nate Parker all star in the remake of Park Chan-wook’s Korean masterpiece.
“In the 2003 Korean original, a man gets kidnapped and held in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. Suddenly, he’s released and given money, a cell phone and clothes and is set on a path to discover who destroyed his life so he can take revenge.” READ MORE
One week after being named one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch in 2012, Arbitrage star Nate Parker (pictured) has entered negotiations to reteam with his Red Hook Summer helmer Spike Lee for Good Universe’s Oldboy, reports Variety.
A remake of Chan-wook Park’s Korean revenge thriller, pic stars Josh Brolin as a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned for more than a decade for unknown reasons. Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House, Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Sharlto Copley (District 9) co-star.
Parker is in talks to play a doctor who works with Olsen.
Samuel L. Jackson is expected to take on a small but key role as the head of the motel where the protag has been held hostage, who is subsequently tortured for information. READ MORE