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Theron, Monahan set for Sympathy for Lady Vengeance remake

Spike Lee‘s remake of Oldboy is currently in production, and it seems to have reignited the long-gestating do-over of director Park Chan-wook‘s sort-of-sequel Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. According to Deadline, billionairess Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures will now produce the flick along with Charlize Theron‘s shingle. William Monahan (Oscar winning scribe of The Departed) will write and direct, while Theron […]

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The Departed screenwriter discusses potential sequel

Martin Scorsese‘s Best Picture winner The Departed is based on the Hong Kong crime classic Infernal Affairs. Considering Infernal Affairs is followed by two sequels, rumours of another instalment of The Departed have lingered since its release in 2006. There has been, of course, one giant obstacle in the way of continuing the saga … (SPOILERS […]

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DiCaprio and Scorsese remaking The Gambler; original screenwriter saddened by “disrespect”

The creative team behind 2006’s Best Picture winner The Departed – namely director Martin Scorsese, screenwriter William Monahan and star Leonardo DiCaprio – are set to reunite for a remake of the 1974 drama The Gambler, Deadline reports. No doubt studio Paramount is hoping to replicate the success of the trio’s previous re-imagining (The Departed was based […]

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