TITLE

Hollywood Makeover

AUTHOR(S)
Russell, Mark
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;5/27/2003, Vol. 378 Issue 41, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Remake rights have suddenly become one of the Korean film industry's properties, with films selling for close to $1 million. "It's becoming more of a worldwide market for movie ideas," Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee says. When people talk about remakes of Korean films, they inevitably mention Lee. There are two avenues for remakes, according to Chris Synn of Synema3: "movies that you don't need to change (such as 'The Ring') and those whose core (story) is really good, but it needs an adaptation." Synn says it's a mistake for regional filmmakers to try to emulate Hollywood, adding that the strengths of Korean cinema is "its strong sense of sadness (and) its intense emotions." One such example of Korea's flair for melodrama is 2000's "II Mare," whose remake version is being rewritten by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn for Warner Bros. Pictures.
ACCESSION #
10610570

 

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