In the past seven years we’ve seen a glut of Asian movies remade on our shores. Some of them fantastic, others craptastic. Well, now it looks like the shoe is on the other foot. The Playlist reports that House of Flying Daggers director Zhang Yimou is remaking the Coen Brothers classic Blood Simple in his homeland of China.
I hope this does well and leads to more retreads on foreign soil because I personally would love to see a Japanese version of Goodfellas. How great would that be? All the gangsters would dress like Elvis and gesture wildly like Lenny and Squiggy.
"What’s that? You think I’m clown? I amuse you, hound dog?"
Oh my God. This film needs to be made. Somebody get Japan on the phone.
Perhaps I can interest you in these other morning headlines…
Avatar footage screened at Cinema Expo. Jaws subsequently dropped. (THR)
David Fincer to SuperPoke filmgoers. (First Showing)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: "GI Joe is about the acting." (NY Mag)
Transformers scribes discuss the nuts and bolts of ROTF. (io9)
Sigourney Weaver on Ghostbusters and Alien sequels. (Cinematical)
7 Nagging Inconsistencies in Back to the Future. (Nerdist)