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Spielberg and Smith’s OLDBOY not going to happen?

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by: GATW Guest Writer
November 10th, 2009

Old Boy

Note: This post has been edited. Forgot to add the question mark at the end of the article's title. Since there has not been a confirmation yet, we don't want our wonderful readers misled.

It is weird to think that so many people would be against a collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Will Smith, but it seems as though almost everyone (Rusty Gordon totally included) did not want to see the Spielberg and Smith not-really-a-remake-but-still-too-close-to-home OLDBOY movie happen. The two A+ listers were planning on doing an adaptation of the Japanese manga, which served as the basis for Chan-wook Park's film of the same name.

According to Latino Review, they have a trusted source that told them that the project is dead for Spielberg and Smith, due to a disagreement between Mandate and DreamWorks, who were trying to secure the rights to the film together. DreamWorks has now left the project, which means no more Spielberg and Smith.

We already have a great film version of OLDBOY, and I personally do not think we need another adaptation, especially one that seems to be a much more commercially safe film. So, the news Spielberg and Smith will not be doing an OLDBOY movie is just fine with me. What about you?

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  • http://kclose3.com/blog kacey3

    Oh, thank god.

  • http://twitter.com/Erezeth Jeremy Close

    As odd and disturbed as Old Boy was, I'd really not see what Spielberg would turn it into…

  • http://kclose3.com/blog kacey3

    Agreed. I don't have anything against Spielberg or Smith, but they wouldn't make the same movie.

  • http://www.amazingmovieshowblog.com Gareth

    With you on that one – hopefully this will dissuade anyone from remaking Thirst, and for that matter any other Asian movies. Now, if only we can get Hammer to stop production on Let Me In.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    Just wanna give everyone a heads up. This has not been confirmed yet. Hopefully we'll get a confirmation very soon.

    But I'm in the same boat as everyone else!

  • http://kclose3.com/blog kacey3

    Oh, thank god.

  • http://twitter.com/Erezeth Jeremy Close

    As odd and disturbed as Old Boy was, I'd really not see what Spielberg would turn it into…

  • http://kclose3.com/blog kacey3

    Agreed. I don't have anything against Spielberg or Smith, but they wouldn't make the same movie.

  • http://www.amazingmovieshowblog.com Gareth

    With you on that one – hopefully this will dissuade anyone from remaking Thirst, and for that matter any other Asian movies. Now, if only we can get Hammer to stop production on Let Me In.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    Just wanna give everyone a heads up. This has not been confirmed yet. Hopefully we'll get a confirmation very soon.

    But I'm in the same boat as everyone else!

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