Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Gets Red Band Trailer 


Last Monday, Film District released the official poster of "Oldboy" and today, we have the brand new red band trailer. Spike Lee is remaking Chan-wook Park's 2003 original called "Oldeuboi." The Korean art-house hit was based on a Japanese manga series and won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The film eventually became a part of Park's Vengeance trilogy which included 2002's "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" and 2005's "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance."

Based on the trailer below, it looks like Lee captured the spirit of the original:



Film District is releasing "Oldboy" on Oct. 25. Here's the official plotline of the film:

OLDBOY 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. Co-starring Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, OLDBOY was directed by Spike Lee, from a script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell, Thor). The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane.


And did you catch a glimpse of Samuel L. Jackson? The actor has a small but pivotal role about the nature of "Oldboy" -- revenge.

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Director Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" Gets Release Date 


Back in February this year, we told you about Angelina Jolie's new directorial project called "Unbroken" based on Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 biography of World War II hero Louis Zamperini. Jolie replaced Francis Lawrence who left to work on "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire."

But can Jolie turn in a great Oscar-worthy film? After all, it was announced that "Unbroken" will be released during the Oscar season of Christmas 2014. The actress proved that she could direct with the 2011 debut of "In the Land of Blood And Honey." That movie didn't necessary make waves but it showcased the actress as a storyteller.

And in "Unbroken," she will have a heartfelt story to tell. After all, the true-life account of Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who became a POW during World War II, is replete with heart-wrenching emotion.

The actress also has a much-buzzed script adapted by the Coen Brothers! Both William Nicholson and Richard LaGravenese took a stab at adapting the book with the Coen Brothers writing the final draft.

In a statement to Deadline.com, Jolie said, "I’ve had the privilege of spending a great deal of time with Louie Zamperini, who is a hero of mine, and now—I am proud to say—a dear friend.” The actress/director promised that she will do her absolute best to give Zamperini a film he deserves.

Right now, the actress is in Hawaii scouting locations for "Unbroken." Speaking of Christmas 2014, "Unbroken" will be duking it out with the "Annie" reboot starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx, and the musical "Into the Woods" starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.

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First Look: Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks" 


This picture speaks volumes! Thanks to Time.com, we have our first look at Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as author P.L. Travers in "Saving Mr. Banks."

Travers wrote the novel "Mary Poppins" and "Saving Mr. Banks" focuses on Disney's twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to the novel about a magical nanny. We loved the ultimate film product but behind the flying umbrellas lies a rocky relationship between Disney and Travers.

Walt Disney Studios is releasing the film this coming holiday season just in time for the Oscars.

Thompson told Time that Travers is the most difficult person she has ever played. The actress said, “Often I play people who are controlled by some very clear guiding moral principles. Like Margaret Schlegel [in Howards End], guided by the early principles of feminism and equal rights, and Elinor Dashwood [in Sense and Sensibility], guided by the principles of decency and honor. There are very clear moral prisms these women pour life through, and I understand that very well. And [Travers] was not like that at all. She was far more chaotic and confused and morally various.”

In the picture provided by Time, Travers travels to Disney in 1961 to meet the man behind the studio. Just look at her sullen face!

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Ron and Bryce Dallas Howard Want You to Direct! Submit Your Short Film Now! 


Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Georgina Chapman (designer of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD SOUNDYSTEM) created short films inspired by photographs. And their mentor was no other than the Oscar-winning director, Ron Howard ("A Beautiful Mind"). Longoria and company created the short films as part of Canon's Project Imaginat10n.

Now, Ron and daughter Bryce Dallas are encouraging filmmakers of all levels to submit their own films inspired by photographs. Five shorts will be selected to premiere at the Project Imaginat10n Film Festival this fall.

Submissions can be uploaded through July 23rd and you can do so by clicking here.

Who knows, maybe your creation will be showcased next to Foxx and Longoria! Good luck!

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Too Soon? Boston Marathon Bombing Movie...Already? 


There's a book that's about to be published about the Boston Marathon bombing written by Casey Sherman and Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge. Now, according to Deadline, the movie version is being written by Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy who received an Oscar nomination for "The Fighter."

The book examines the city's reaction to the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, and the hunt for the suspects -- siblings Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tamerlan died during a gunfight with authorities while Dzhokhar was arrested after a manhunt on April 19.


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