Kim Ki-duk, a renowned filmmaker from South Korea, passed away Friday morning in Latvia due to complications from COVID-19 at 59 years old.
Man of cinema: The controversial filmmaker, who attained international fame for his arthouse films, died at a hospital in Riga, where he was being treated for the disease, Deadline reports.
After appearing in front of the camera, Filipino American actor Dante Basco is now ready to make his directorial debut with “The Fabulous Filipino Brothers.”
Basco, who is known for his portrayal of Rufio in the 1991 Steven Spielberg movie “Hook,” will direct the film that he co-wrote with his brothers, Darion and Dionysio, according to Deadline.
James Wan is nothing less than a trailblazer. His works, though often accessible big-budget films like “Insidious” and “Furious 7,” all stand out as decidedly new ventures. Take “Saw,” a series he started in 2003 that has since expanded into one of the most successful horror franchises of all time, eclipsing over $1 billion in box office earnings. At its inception, “Saw” was just an indie short film that grew into more thanks to Wan’s tenacity.
“At the end of the day,” he tells me, “I do know I inspired filmmakers in the horror genre to get out there and take the bull by the horns, so to speak.”