So after the craziness of MIFF I thought I'd take it a little bit easier this week and not watch anything new for the week (well other than, new episodes of Breaking Bad, The Newsroom, Damages and Wilfred but what's new?). That said, I predict this blog post to be a very short one considering my lack of doing anything this week. Yeah, pretty average. Oh yeah and cause MIFF is over I was able to kinda get back to work. Money!
TIDBITS OF FILM NEWS
I could've chosen a more serious picture but NO, this is the definitive SLJ picture.
It seems Spike Lee has called in a favour because Samuel L. Jackson has agreed to be in a small but potentially crucial role in Lee's remake of Oldboy. Jackson will play a guard who holds Josh Brolin's character captive for fifteen years. The film currently stars Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copely and Elizabeth Olsen.
It's not often you hear about foreign remakes of American films as its usually the other way around but an interesting piece of news, Japan will be remaking Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Western, Unforgiven. The film will star Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception) in the Eastwood role and will replace cowboys with samurai. So essentially its like what Seven Samurai did for The Magnificent Seven (which is a very good remake of the Kurosawa classic). Interestingly enough, Watanabe has worked with Eastwood before in the under-seen Letters from Iwo Jima so no doubt this was some inspired casting.
And that's all from me this week. Yeah told you it was short. This week's blog post title comes from Korean indie band, Bluedawn. Their song Tabula Rosa is off their album When Spring Comes. It's a shame they've disbanded cause their low-key and atmospheric sound can be absolute bliss. Listen, enjoy and find more of them on YouTube.