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By Hannah Soo Park
It's pretty much official now. Hollywood's remake of South Korean movie "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" is no longer just the subject of rumors, now that Charlize Theron is confirmed to play the leading role of a wrongfully accused woman who emerges from prison seeking—you guessed it—vengeance. Theron has also signed on to produce, while screenwriter William Monahan, who penned "The Departed," has been tapped to write the script.
With grisly and complex plotlines played out in hard-to-look-away scenes, it should come as no surprise that "Lady Vengeance" isn't the only third of director Park Chan Wook's revenge trilogy slated for a remake. Director Spike Lee is currently filming his interpretation of 2003's "Oldboy," and rumors were once swirling around the Internet about Warner Bros. acquiring the rights for "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance," the second installment before "Lady Vengeance."
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CBS Films is adapting Deus Ex: Human Revolution for the big screen, and I'm begging them now to not make dubstep part of the experience.
My "old man shaking his fist at the future" stance on wub wub notwithstanding, a Deus Ex movie based on the second game in the series is happening. CBS Films, along with producers Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh, are looking to bring the series prequel to the big screen after being impressed with the sales response to the game last summer.
Adrian Askarieh has several other game properties in active development for film right now including Just Cause, Kane and Lynch, and another Hitman movie (second tim's the charm, right?). Those projects actually make up the sum total of all of his producing credits to date, while Lee has worked on quite a few big recent titles including How to Train Your Dragon, and quite a few Asian-to-u. »
- Charles Webb
The casting details for the latest, highly anticipated Coen Brother‘s effort, Inside Llewyn Davis, is never ending, as Deadline now reports that relative unknown Stark Sands has just signed on for the folksy drama.
Although Sands hasn’t made a name for himself in Hollywood quite yet, being cast in a Coen brothers‘ movie is surely a good stepping stone to bigger and better things. He was last seen on the big screen in My Sassy Girl as “soldier,” which I’m sure no one really remembers — but, hey, at least he’s acting. He graced the realm of Broadway in the unfortunate adaptation of Green Day‘s American Idiot; on the other hand, he did have a part in Clint Eastwood‘s Flags of Our Fathers, and will soon appear in the new CBS series NYC 22, which is produced by Robert De Niro.
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3 items from 2012
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