Let’s face it, Hollywood is no stranger to remakes. Especially when it comes to making English language versions of brilliant moments in Asian cinema. Sometimes, the Hollywood treatment does a good job – like when Scorsese turned Hong Kong crime thriller Infernal Affairs into his Oscar-winning The Departed. Then, there are the times it doesn’t go so well – like Spike Lee’s completely unnecessary remake of Park Chan-wook’s South Korean revenge masterpiece Oldboy (although watching Josh Brolin chew the scenery for 104 minutes is not without its charm).
Everything You Need to Know About Cult Film ‘The Room’ & Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau
A few weeks ago, certain corners of the internet were set alight with strange, cultish buzz, all because of a picture of James Franco. Instead of causing an international incident by baiting a North Korean dictator, this time he was channeling an entirely different breed of infamy: this was the first picture of Franco as Tommy Wiseau on set for his new film The Disaster Artist. Not quite a face to launch a thousand ships, but certainly a face to launch a thousand plastic spoons at (if you know, you know. If you don’t, read on).
BERLIN MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2017
The video for 'Liima - Roger Waters' that I directed (with Nick Wood, as Plastic Zoo) has been selected for Berlin MVA's Silver Screenings, which is fine by me. Maybe see y'all in Berlin.