'Terminator' Producer Plotting Remake of Takashi Miike's 'Audition'

June 30, 2014
Source: Deadline


After remaining seemingly safe from Hollywood's remake machine for 15 years, Takashi Miike's cult thriller Audition has been snatched up for an English-language adaptation. Deadline reports Terminator and Rambo producer Mario Kassar is developing the new take on Ryu Murakami's 1997 novel on which Miike's 1999 film is based. Richard Gray (The Lookalike) will be at the helm of the film which will follow a lonely widower who decides to put out a fake casting call for a leading lady with the intention of using the set-up to meet a new girlfriend. However, one of the attendees turns out to be more than he bargained for.

This time the film will follow a character named Sam Davis who has the hope of meeting a new lover, until he falls for Evie Lawrence, a former ballerina with a mysterious past. Gray also adapted the noel himself, and the plan is for the film to shoot this fall after he finishes up with Sugar Mountain starring Jason Momoa. We're not sure what to expect from this remake, but we just hope it turns out better than Spike Lee's new version of Oldboy. The original film is pretty intense, and a great piece of work from Takshi Miike, so let's hope the remake isn't just a lazy reproduction.

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When will the learn.... for god sake, get some originality and make something fresh, don't make remakes that end up being flops! >:(

James Cobb on Jun 30, 2014


Agree. Especially considering the original is pretty freaking boring.

ff on Jun 30, 2014


Depends who it's original to. How many people in this audience have seen the original? I have but I can get excited about this.

OfficialJab on Jun 30, 2014


I watched the original when I was 12 and was forever enraptured in the world of Miike and horror films. Frankly, I am not excited for a remake, but will await further news.

DAVIDPD on Jun 30, 2014


It just won't be the same without the "Kiri kiri kiri"

Terry Craig on Jun 30, 2014


That was freaky as Hell.

mooreworthy on Jun 30, 2014


If you need to remake Miikes audition to present it to a wider audience, You will either destroy it, or make a meh. The audience not having found Miike allready probably doesnt care anyway, so just make another Transformers movie for them.

ErrorSapiens on Jun 30, 2014


It did have it's slow, dull moments, but paid off in the end. If the remake just follows the same ending, I'll just watch my dvd.

mooreworthy on Jun 30, 2014

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