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Captain America Changes Title Abroad, HBO to Skinny Dip, Spike Lee Might Remake Oldboy

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood July 6, 2011 at 3:26AM

To bridge the translation gap, changing a movie's title abroad is standard studio practice. In the case of Captain America, the reasons are more diplomatic.
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To bridge the translation gap, changing a movie's title abroad is standard studio practice. In the case of Captain America, the reasons are more diplomatic.

The NYT reports that Marvel and Paramount had always intended to call the film The First Avenger abroad due to fears of displeasing anyone who might take issue with America or its international relations. For now, the film will get a title change in Russia, Ukraine, and South Korea. The film will likely not show at all in China, which only allows 20 foreign films a year.

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Maybe it's the summer heat: HBO is developing Skinny Dip, a 2004 novel by dark-humored Miami author Carl Hiaasen. Michael Oates Palmer is adapting the satire, which begins with an adulterous husband throwing his heiress wife off their yacht; she swims to safety, clutching a bale of marijuana.

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After his well-broadcast gripe about getting funding and an a marketing achievement award, Brooklyn film and commercial director Spike Lee is in talks to direct the remake of Park Chan-Wook’s Oldboy, according to Twitch. Rumors of a remake of the Korean revenge film started in 2008 with the names Steven Spielberg and Will Smith, whose involvement in the film is still unclear, “but the man did just refuse the lead role of Tarantino´s Django Unchained, which would suggest he´s got something else in the works,” writes Twitch.

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