Screen Junkies » North Korea http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:59:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Dennis Rodman’s Bromance With Kim Jong-Un Inspires New Comedy http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dennis-rodmans-bromance-with-kim-jong-un-inspires-new-comedy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dennis-rodmans-bromance-with-kim-jong-un-inspires-new-comedy/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:51:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259614 Kevin Hart would be wise to get expensive leg extensions.

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Inspired by the unlikely friendship of Dennis Rodman and Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un, 20th Century Fox is producing the comedy Diplomats. Rodman grabbed global attention and gave the folks at CNN total boners when he made a handful of trips to North Korea in order to throw 1990′s basketball fan Jong-un a really awesome birthday party.

Ride Along’s Tim Story will direct from a script that hopefully won’t get us nuclear bombed into oblivion. (THR)

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Chinese Bad Guys In ‘Red Dawn’ Changed To North Koreans For Maximum Profitability http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chinese-bad-guys-in-red-dawn-changed-to-north-koreans-for-maximum-profitability/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chinese-bad-guys-in-red-dawn-changed-to-north-koreans-for-maximum-profitability/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:22:43 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201910 MGM doesn't care about North Koreans.

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Today’s Hollywood is different from the 80s. Back then, creativity and artistry were what ruled, not like the mercenary policies of today. For instance, if John Milius wanted to tell a story about dastardly Reds launching an invasion on the United States of America, he did it, provided the release date didn’t conflict with Star Wars or ET. But now that that story is being remade with a Chinese twist for a modern audience, and China is one of the biggest consumers of Hollywood product, concessions have to be made to commercialism. So the bad guys are changed from Chinese to North Korean, and everyone (except for Kim Jong-Il) is happy!

All of the Chinese flags and insignia in the already-filmed movie are going to be replaced through the magic of CGI with their North Korean equivalents, in a movie that is said to be costing MGM around $1 million. But it’s well worth it from an economic standpoint, since many potential buyers for the film have balked at its lack of marketability in China. Oh, how I long for the days when all you needed to sell a movie was an Ewok. (via The Playlist)

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