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Mandate Pictures

July 11, 2011

Mandate Pictures announced today that Spike Lee (Inside Man) will direct Oldboy, a remake of the highly-acclaimed South Korean film. Mark Protosevich has adapted the screenplay and will co-produce. Roy Lee and Doug Davison (The Departed, The Grudge) will produce. The film is a Vertigo Entertainment/40 Acres & A Mule Production. Mandate President Nathan Kahane will

July 6, 2011

Twitch reports that Spike Lee is in talks to direct the remake of Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy.

In the 2003 Korean original, a man gets kidnapped and held in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. Suddenly, he’s released and given money, a cell phone and clothes and is set on a path to discover who destroyed his life so he can take revenge.

The film

Darren Aronofsky to Direct HBO’s Hobgoblin

Variety reports that Darren Aronofsky ( Black Swawn ) will direct “Hobgoblin,” a drama pilot in development at HBO.

The pilot will be written by Michael Chabon and his wife, Ayelet Waldman. It is about “a group of con men and magicians who use their skills of deception to help defeat Hitler and the Germans during WWII.”

As was previously reported, Aronofsky is also moving forward with Noah , his… Continue reading Darren Aronofsky to Direct HBO's Hobgoblin

Darren Aronofsky inks deal to direct, exec produce HBO’s ‘Hobgoblin’

Darren Aronofsky is trading swans for cons: The Black Swan director has signed on to helm a prospective pilot for the HBO drama Hobgoblin, the network confirmed today. The WWII-set project — which is still in development and has not yet been greenlighted — focuses on a collection of con men and magicians who rely on

Lasse Hallström to Direct Relativity’s Safe Haven

Relativity Media has closed a deal with Oscar and DGA-nominee Lasse Hallström ( The Cider House Rules , Dear John ) to direct their upcoming film Safe Haven , based on the latest novel from best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, announced Relativity’s President of Worldwide Production Tucker Tooley. The film is scheduled to head into production this year.

Sparks’ previous books have been made into such hit films as The Notebook… Continue reading Lasse Hallström to Direct Relativity's Safe Haven