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Spike Lee Says ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ Won't Be At Sundance, Hopefully Cannes, Plus New ‘Oldboy’ Posters & TV Spot

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 20, 2013 11:02 AM
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For an icon always welcome to controversy and a worthy cinematic challenge, Spike Lee’s reinterpretation of Park Chan-wook’s classic “Oldboy” is a logical fit. However, the similarities essentially end there: drawing heavily from the original Japanese manga as well, the film marks new stylistic ground for Lee, telling the story of Joe Doucett (played by Josh Brolin), a man locked up without reason and released 20 years later to find his captor and exact revenge. Not exactly Thanksgiving material, but next week is exactly when Lee will unleash his new work. And while we’ve got a couple new posters and some footage to herald its arrival, the director also recently dropped a hint as to when we’ll see his Kickstarter-bred project.

Spike Lee May Be 'Spinning Gold' With Justin Timberlake In Neil Bogart Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 30, 2013 9:21 PM
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You gotta hand it to Spike Lee, he's keeping us on our toes. Never one to take the easy road or obvious path, the filmmaker has been bobbing and weaving with a diverse slate of projects, going from Michael Jackson documentary "Bad 25," to little indie "Red Hook Summer," with a trio of wildly different upcoming projects including the "Oldboy" remake, stage show adaptation "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" and his crowdsourced "Da Blood Of Jesus." So what direction is he going next?

Watch: Safe For Work Trailer For 'Oldboy,' Spike Lee Hires '12 Years A Slave' DP Sean Bobbit For 'Da Blood Of Jesus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 12, 2013 5:11 PM
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With Park Chan-wook's entire vengeance trilogy getting remade (“Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance” just nabbed a helmer, while "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance" starring Charlize Theron continues to develop), Spike Lee's stab at "Oldboy" will be first at the gate, and likely the most scrutinized. The original is beloved in many quarters, with fans openly wondering how this Hollywood take will deal with some of the darker corners of the South Korean version.

Michael K. Williams Joins Spike Lee's Kickstarter Joint Now Titled 'Da Blood Of Jesus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2013 6:43 PM
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The Kickstarter campaign is over, and Spike Lee now has a little over $1.4 million dollars to make his next movie. Details are still being played close to the vest, but Lee is starting to assemble his cast, and is bringing an old pal back into the 40 Acres And A Mule fold.

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