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Spielberg's "Oldboy" Remake Still on Course Despite Legal Wrangles

Oldboy

Another week, another remake story...

This time, Reuters are reporting that Steven Spielberg's plans to redo ultra-violent Korean revenge flick Oldboy with Will Smith in the lead role are still moving forward, despite a complex behind-the-scenes legal row between the publishers of the original manga and the producers of the original film.

Futabasha has filed a case against Show East in Seoul, alleging the Korean company never had the right to negotiate a remake. To futher complicate the story, Show East has shut down, its CEO, Kim Dong-Ju, has disappeared, and another firm involved in the production of the original, Big Egg, has also closed up shop.

DreamWorks, which snapped up the rights in November in the wake of its separation from Paramount, has so far not commented on the dispute.

"Jaws" 30th Anniversary DVD Coming Up the Gulf Stream

Come on, you thought that the 30th anniversary of Spielberg's aquatic terror masterpiece was going to go unnoticed? Yes, that's right-a new 30th Anniversary Edition DVD of Jaws has been announced, along with what the 30th Anniversary moniker will bring to the disc. Observe the special feature specs:

--Deleted scenes and outtakes
--Making of Jaws featurette
--Shark Facts
--Storyboards
--Production photos
--Feature on the marketing of Jaws
--Feature on the world's reaction to the film

Obviously, it'll be the ultimate DVD for the Jaws, Spielberg, and/or great movie completist when it is gracefully placed on store shelves this June 14th. I know it'll be on my wish list.

Bits and Bites for January 17, 2005

-- The Devil's Rejects, Rob Zombie's follow-up to House of 1000 Corpses, has secured an R rating. (bloody-disgusting.com)

-- Wes Craven has signed on as executive producer of The Breed, the directorial debut of his longtime DP (and assistant director on Cursed) Nick Mastandrea. The film involves two estranged brothers under siege by wild dogs. (moviehole.net)

-- A new trailer for Spielberg's War of the Worlds (the horror status of which is still up in the air) will debut during the Super Bowl (waroftheworldsfilm.com)
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