Somehow, I haven’t actually seen “K. Stew” in any movie since the time she played Jodie Foster’s daughter in PANIC ROOM. I liked her well enough in that, but I’ve managed not to see any of the TWILIGHT movies, so I don’t have the same kind of… associations that most of you lunatics have, so I’m just going to present you the facts without any commentary.
/Film says she’s been approached to play Kei (or whatever the character’s been renamed) in the live-action remake of AKIRA that Jaume Collet-Serra’s putting together. Apparently, Keira Knightly’s also been offered the same role but, since we don’t have any official announcements here, there’s no indiction of whether she’s turned IT down already or if she’s still mulling it over.
In other East-to-West adaptation news, Joblo’s says that Colin Firth (most recently of KING'S SPEECH) has been offered the part of Adrian in Spike Lee’s remake of OLD BOY. “Adrian” was once “Lee Woo-jin” in the manhwa, so Firth would be playing heel to Josh Brolin’s titular avenger. Park Chan-wook’s live-action adaptation has seemingly eclipsed the comic as the origin point for this story in the eyes of many, so it isn’t discussed as often in these circles. Still, I suppose now is just as good a time as any to ask you lunatics for your opinions on this remake. Do you approve of it? Do you approve of Firth?