Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle may hold Asian cinema in high esteem, but that doesn't mean a hotly rumored remake of Chan-wook Park's "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" is next in line for him to direct. In fact, it doesn't sound like the film was ever in line at all.
"I’ve seen the movie. I’ve seen [Park's] 'Oldboy' and 'Lady Vengeance,'" the "Slumdog Millionaire" director told MTV News in an exclusive interview outside this year's Oscars. "But no I was never going to do that. I don’t know where that story came from."
The original Korean film in question, "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance," follows a falsely accused young woman after she is incarcerated for murder, only to be released and sent on a mission of revenge against the people who framed her. Read More...
The original Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu has officially given his blessing to “Harold and Kumar” star John Cho, who will take over the role for May’s revamped “Star Trek” from J.J. Abrams. George Takei, who has portrayed Sulu since the original TV series’ launch in 1966, has nothing but praise for the young actor.
“I’ve seen John,” Takei told MTV News in an exclusive interview on red carpet of this year’s Oscars. “He’s performed at the East West Players many, many times.” Read More...
He helped create the signature look of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” made Gwyneth Paltrow fat for “Shallow Hal,” and is currently turning Kanye West into a wrinkled old man for his upcoming “Stay Up! (Viagra)” music video. But at night, make-up and effects legend Tony Gardner is re-inventing the zombie.
“Basically, it’s the end of the world; the entire nation is zombies,” Gardner told us of “Zombieland,” which features Woody Harrelson and young rising stars Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard and Mila Kunis, and is due in theaters in time for Halloween. “And [the humans] are trying to get from the east coast to the west coast.”
Judging from the plot (humans running from the living dead), “Zombieland” sounds like your typical end-of-the-world thriller - but the comedic elements promise something unique. “It’s a comedy,” Gardner insisted, looking past the ghastly nature. “It’s really funny.” Read More...
The world knows what Christopher Nolan's next movie isn't doing (i.e. returning to Gotham City) but no one knows just what it is. However, it's starting to take some shape with its casting, as according to The Hollywood Reporter, Leonardo DiCaprio is joining "Inception."
The film is now being described as "a contemporary sci-fi thriller set within the architecture of the mind." Nolan being Nolan, we all knew it would be something along the brain-bending lines of "Memento" and "The Prestige," so that description will have you looking for the story's twist before the film even begins rolling. Read More...
Yesterday afternoon, news broke on the blogosphere that Kevin Smith's next movie would be "A Couple of Dicks." This was surprising to everyone, since he had stressed that "Red State" would be next on his plate, with a sci-fi comedy to follow.
Just as everyone was getting used to the idea of a new Smith project, and one that wasn't scripted by him (the script has been floating on the famous Black List, a yearly chronicle of best unmade scripts in Hollywood), the casting announcements came in. According to Variety, Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan are set to star -- and the film has been given a clean and shiny new title: "A Couple of Cops." Read More...
If there’s one thing “Twilight” fans showed us over and over again last year, it’s that their passion for Stephenie Meyer’s vampire series is every bit as powerful as Edward Cullen’s love for Bella Swan.
Now, as we look forward to a year filled with sequel news, MTV News wants to once again begin it with you folks.
As we kick-start our coverage of the march to “New Moon,” we’ll be interviewing many stars from the film series, some as soon as - well, Wednesday. So, I’d like to give you guys a brand-new place where you can post questions that we’ll once again take straight to the stars. Read More...
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Now that her slasher flick "Friday the 13th" has slaughtered the box office competition, fast-rising scream queen Danielle Panabaker is setting her sights on another hopeful box-office monster: “The Mask” director Chuck Russell's upcoming sci-fi flick "Prodigy."
“It’s an action thriller,” summed up the actress, perhaps best known for playing Kevin Costner’s psychotic “Mr. Brooks” daughter.
"It's about this high school forty years in the future," Panabaker said of “Prodigy,” which is produced by several of the names behind the recent horror hit “The Strangers.” "Where [the students] are bred to be the best of the best. They are supposed to be the most beautiful, the most talented, the strongest. They're medicated, fed, and monitored." Read More...
For millions of teenage fans around the world, that's the question at hand as "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience" rocks into theaters. To find out the answer to the burning question of which brother takes the cake for "best looking 3-D figure," we took it straight to the boys themselves high above America in their private jet.
Check out their response in the video below, and then be sure to click here to watch our entire interview with the Jonas Brothers, covering their new film, their younger brother and what's in store for their next album.
FROM SPLASH PAGE: It's no secret that "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman can carry a tune, but when 2008's "sexiest man alive" puts his pipes to the test against up-and-coming "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson, is he the best there is at what he does?
According to E Online, Jackman and Pattinson recently ended up in the same Tokyo bar after finishing up with promotional events for "Australia" and "Twilight," respectively. As any comics fan knows, this type of crossover event should result in Logan and Edward pitting claws against fangs in a wild brawl... until they both realize they're the good guys and learn a valuable lesson about communication. However, instead of a fight breaking out, the two superpower-savvy stars teamed-up for a song.
For more on the karaoke crossover of Hugh Jackman and Robert Pattinson, head over to Splash Page.MTV.com.