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10 Directors Who Remade Their Own Movies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 21, 2013 4:25 PM
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10 Directors Who Remade Their Own Movies
This week, the Vince Vaughn vehicle “Delivery Man” hits theaters (our review here). While on the surface it may seem of a type with recent paternity comedies like “The Change-Up” and “The Switch,” it does feature one rogue element (aside from not starring Jason Bateman): it’s a remake of a French-language Canadian comedy called “Starbuck” that's also directed by the original’s director, Ken Scott. It’s easy to see how the festival success of "Starbuck," strong national box office and gentle high concept (a commitment-shy frequent sperm donor discovers he’s fathered over 500 children, a large segment of whom now want to meet him), might have put it on the remake list immediately. Indeed there are currently two other versions in the works—a Bollywood one and a French picture—but the choice to offer the directorial chair to Scott for the U.S. version is a little more unusual.

Rumor: Hayao Miyazaki's 'Kiki's Delivery Service' Getting Live-Action Remake From 'The Grudge' Director Takashi Shimizu

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 12:56 PM
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Okay, before you have a heart attack, note this is a rumor, and frankly it smells like an April Fools Day joke that's still kicking around (and don't think it's not possible -- Clint Eastwood directing a Stompin' Tom Connors biopic made Canadian newspapers yesterday). But the folks at Twitch usually know what's going on, and wouldn't throw this out there unless they thought it might have some veracity to it so, here we are: Hayao Miyazaki's beloved "Kiki's Delivery Service" might be getting a remake.

Haunted Houses & Planes: James Wan & Takashi Shimizu Line Up New Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 10:04 AM
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Ready to get scared? If you're looking for some more cheap thrills in your life, today is the day as a couple of horror auteurs (sort of) have lined up some new projects.

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle To Lens First 3D Film 'The Rabbit Horror'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2010 8:52 AM
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Perhaps best known for his collaboration with Wong Kar-Wai on a run of the director's films including "Ashes Of Times," "Happy Together," "Fallen Angels," "2046" and "In The Mood For Love" cinematographer Christopher Doyle has always seemed to go wherever his interests lie. He's worked with Gus Van Sant ("Paranoid Park"), M. Night Shyamalan ("The Lady In The Water") and Jim Jarmusch ("The Limits Of Control") among others, but his latest project will make a first for the cinematographer.

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