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[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets

2015/05/09 | Permalink

Lee Byeon-hun scores another Hollywood role, "Roaring Currents" documentary on the way, Paul Fisher's "A Kim Jong-Il Production" reviewed, and does Marvel's latest show Seoul's ugly side?

"LEE Byun-hun Signs Up for THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Remake"

Korean actor Lee Byung-hun ("The Good, The Bad, and The Weird") has reportedly signed for another Hollywood feature, this time it's to reboot John Sturges' "The Magnificient Seven" (which is itself an western-style remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 classic, "Seven Samurai"). Antoine Fuqua will direct the star-studded cast, wich includes Vinvent D'Onofrio, Chris Pratt, Jason Momoa, Ethan Hawke, Like Grimes, Denzel Washington. Fuqua's "The Magnificient Seven" will be out early 2017.


"The Admiral's Path" (2015)

Fans of South Korea's highest grossing film of all time, "The Admiral: Roaring Currents", now have a documentary to look forward to! The film's crew have assembled to bring us all a behind-the-scenes look at the film conception, as well as some historical insight and commentary on the history of the awesome admiral who inspired a nation.


"Review: How North Korea kidnapped the stars of its neighbour's film industry

Anson Cameron reviews Paul Fisher's "A Kim Jong-Il Production" for The Sydney Morning Herald: "When a book's cover spruiks an "Incredible True Story" it's almost always untrue. A Friday-arvo smash-and-grab by some panicked cliche-wiz in publicity. The book, more often than not, turns out to be credible to the point of tedium. As a guiding principle, when reading a book by its cover I try to stay away from Incredible True Stories. But A Kim Jong-Il Production has broken my system. It claims to be an Incredible True Story... and it is. It's about the most Incredible True Story I can think of".


"Some South Koreans say 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' shows Seoul's ugly side"

While the latest Avengers film has been incredibly well received by Korean cinephiles these past weeks, reports have slowly been surfacing that express concern and criticism for the way the Hollywood blockbuster depicted the South's Seoul. Did the "Avengers" capture Korea in an ugly light?


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