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Spike Lee Returns To The Big Screen! Directing Oldboy Remake

spike lee to direct oldboy remake

Well…we know what absolutely EVERY film school kid in the country will be tweeting about tonight!

Earlier this month, Spike Lee spoke up about why he hasn't made any feature films lately, and he basically said that nobody will give him the $$$ to make them!

Looks like somebody decided to open their wallet, because it has JUST been confirmed that Spike will direct Mandate Pictures' remake of South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy.

Previously, Steven Spielberg had been attached to this project, and Will Smith was going to star in it.

For those who haven't seen the original, Mandate is describing the film's story as follows:

"[It's the story] of a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughter’s birthday. For fifteen years, he is held captive, and, upon his release, must begin his journey to find the reason for his imprisonment. He soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than his solitary confinement."

Very exciting! We'll def let you know when we hear more, although if you have any cinephile friends, you can be sure they'll be keeping you well informed.

This is BIG for film people…almost as big as Derek Jeter getting his 3,000th hit is for everyone else. Ha!

What do U think about Spike Lee directing the Oldboy remake? Is he right for the project?

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Hulu Classes Up, Becomes A Haven For Rare And Important Films

hulu classes up and becomes a haven for rare and important films

Back in July, things weren't looking too good for Hulu, and we said ourselves that they better come up with a pretty big gimmick to get back on top!

Now, Hulu Plus, the company's paid streaming service, has partnered with The Criterion Collection, and will include many "important classic and contemporary films" in their service.

They'll start out with 150 of Criterion's titles, and an additional 650 will be added in the next several months.

This might not be anything TOO exciting to the folks who utilize Hulu for Modern Family re-runs, but for cinephiles looking for rare titles, and film students who can't afford to pay $30 for a copy of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, this is actually a pretty great value.

Guess the big question here is whether or not there are enough hardcore film folks out there to make this a profitable venture.

Would U sign up for Hulu Plus to gain access to lots of movies rare and important films?

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