Mark Waters Set for Remake of Korean Film 'Castaway on the Moon'

February 18, 2011
Source: Deadline

Castaway on the Moon

This seems like an odd choice. Mark Waters, the guy who directed Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, Spiderwick Chronicles and Jim Carrey's Mr. Popper's Penguins coming in summer, has been hired to remake a Korean film called Castaway on the Moon. Deadline reports that CJ Entertainment, a major Korean production company, has hired Waters for an English-language remake, to be written by Michael Goldbach (Daydream Nation). The Korean flick already premiered at fests and in its native country a few years back, but as is the trend nowadays, they're firing up a remake quickly before anyone even knows about the original. Read on!

In Castaway on the Moon , a man jumps off a bridge in a suicide attempt, only to lying on a deserted beach on a tiny uninhabited island in the river somewhere near Seoul. In an apartment that overlooks the river, a reclusive girl who hasn't ventured out of her room for years catches sight of the man through her telescope (see above). She becomes fixated on him as he leads his lonely but apparently contented life, and it compels her to step outside again. Sounds like it's another one of those quaint/charming dramas about love and how life changes when the right person wanders into it. Charming, but again, why do we need a remake? Waters has better things to spend his time directing, like that awesome time-travel Beatles project Get Back instead.

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  • ewes
    Don't judge too quickly or anything...
  • Til the guy finds out she has a hammer and is going to break his toes one by one and eat him, sounds alright, I like the image you posted with the article.
  • Remakes are sooo boring..
  • Loser
    I`ll have to get ahold of the original sounds good
  • KIM
    The original movie is great. It's too bad that not many people outside of Korea know about this gem of a film, that is quirky and original.
    • Bomracer
      Its now on Netflix !! And it is a very enjoyable movie!!
  • Abc
    Castaway on the moon takes many elements from the movie Castaway starring Tom Hanks. Both are great films




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