In 2019, for example, Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s Green Book (distributed in China by Alibaba), a film about the culturally remote issue of race relations in the American South, set a box office record for a best picture winner in China, earning $70 million. Other award winners like La La Land (2017) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018) similarly overperformed for films of their categories, earning $36 million and $10.3 million, respectively (musicals, in particular, had never fared so well in China). … [Read more...] about Will ‘Parasite’ Ever Be Seen In China?
Choi Woo-shik, who played Kim Ki-woo, the son of the poor family, appears most likely to make a post-Oscar international pivot. Raised in Canada, Choi is bilingual and was recently offered the lead role in A24’s upcoming Korea-set love story Past Lives, produced by Scott Rudin. Choi’s agency in Seoul tells THR that he’s still reviewing the part. In the meantime, he’s busy shooting the upcoming Korean police thriller The Policeman’s Lineage, based on a best-selling Japanese novel. Choi also stars in the dystopian thriller Time to Hunt, one of just two high-profile Korean titles premiering at this year’s Berlinale. … [Read more...] about After Oscars Success, What Comes Next for the Cast of ‘Parasite’?
The voice Christian Bale uses in The Dark Knight trilogy to differentiate between Bruce Wayne and the Caped Crusader became a defining characteristic, often parodied, sort of imitated by Ben Affleck in the DCEU, and absolutely an inspiration for Will Arnett's voice performance in The LEGO Movie and its subsequent spinoff, The LEGO Batman Movie. In interviews, Bale explained that he came up with the voice during his audition for Batman Begins, where incidentally, he wore Val Kilmer's suit from Batman Forever. He thought Bruce Wayne should make a beast of himself when he dresses up in the suit; after the fact, he was worried that the voice had cost him the role. But not only did Nolan give him the gig, but he reportedly encouraged the Batman voice, including its modified sound in The Dark Knight. … [Read more...] about 10 Things About The Dark Knight You Never Knew