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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Elisha Cuthbert To Be Sassy Girl

My Sassy Girl is one of those movies that will be remembered among friend's circles rather than in the cinema history books. It's critical acclaim is not among the film scholars and movie pundits but among romance fanatics and the general Asian cinema fanbase of which I am a proud member.

The dreaded topic of the Hollywood remake has been floating around for literally years now. It has gone through so many hands, most notably through Gurinder Chadha of Bend It Like Beckham. According to Variety, it has now landed into the hands of neophyte director Yann Samuel and get this.. in final negotiations for the role of "Sassy Girl" is Elisha Cuthbert.

Cuthbert would play a reckless, brazen girl who turns the life of a small-town guy from the Midwest upside down. Production is scheduled to start Oct. 16 in Gotham.

First of all, I am a little curious about how they are going to treat the new Americanized version. Is it going to be a completely new story? I am curious about what "Sassy Girl" will be like, compared to the one played to perfection by Jeon Ji Hyun.

I used to be very skeptical about the whole remake idea ...but now that Elisha is involved. I'm actually excited to see what changes they are going to make to acommodate the fiery sex appeal that EC is most famous for when we saw her in Girl Next Door. Whatever they're gonna do with it, I'm sure it's gonna be a big leap from "You wanna die?" and all those flying saucers.


Anonymous Chipester Khan said...

You know I love Elisha And I love Sassy Girl but mixing em both as a remake...

i'm not too sure about it...

well... we'll have to wait and see right?

although i am so against the idea that Hollywood is gonna capitalize on Sassy Girl's popularity with the fanboys and Elisha's jaw dropping beauty.

8:37 AM

Blogger the rocketboy said...


Its almost a guarantee that they are gonna change a great chunk of the story. I just hope that its gonna be its own thing and not wave the Sassy Girl flag too much.


7:26 PM

Blogger drei said...

yah, they probably will change a big part of the story. the sassy girl plot works well for the korean culture, but it wont be convincing for americans.

10:29 AM

Anonymous Lea said...

I agree with drei. Korean actresses act differently from American Actresses. They a different way of showing emotions.
Let's just wait and see.

2:03 PM

Blogger the rocketboy said...

drei, lea: You guys are right. Since we know that Hollywood has a habit of acquiring rights to asian films and westernizing them, might as well do them so that the white people can understand what's going on. These movies have to be treated as a different entity from the original, they could turn out good (Lake House) or bad (Shall We Dance)

2:49 PM


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