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The Korean take on THE TOWERING INFERNO is called THE TOWER! Here's a holiday themed trailer for it!

Published at: Dec. 28, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here with a cool trailer for THE TOWER, directed by KIM Ji-hoon.   He directed a pretty outstanding film called MAY 18, which was a very good film.   Then he directed SECTOR 7, which wasn't quite at that level, but I still thought it was fun.   THE TOWER looks like an emotional spectacle of the type we used to get from Irwin Allen, of course these things have been around for a very long time.  One of my favorites is SAN FRANCISCO with Tyrone Power - such a great Disaster flick.   The scale on that sucker is enormous.  Shocking given the period, though not if you know that period of film history!  The whole disaster takes place at a Christmas Eve party in THE TOWER - so it'll have a Die Hard-esque opening?   We don't have long on this one, as it is being released on January 11th!  Here ya go...

 

 



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  • Dec. 28, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Power of the Tower consume us all!

    by Cdiesel77

    Foist

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Interesting.

    by fimano

    I've been waiting for a remake of this classic for a long time, given Hollywood's penchant for remaking everything but the Korean's beat us to it. Good for them. Maybe it will actually be half-way decent. Fingers crossed.

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Uh...

    by Sandy

    So, he directed a "pretty outstanding film which was a very good film". Good thing there's no Proper English & Grammar Police Force, Harry. They'd have you up on charges of violating code practically every week.

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Clark Gable is turning over in his grave

    by stopmo forever

    Clark Gable is in SAN FRANCISCO not Tyrone Power. Tyrone Power was in THE RAINS CAME. Check imdb.com

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST

    So this is what they've been making between Futurama episodes.

    by Smerdyakov

  • So it IS shocking, given the period...but actually NOT shocking if you are familiar with the period? Eh?

  • i think in general movies around the world are getting more solid...i guess we (America) are an influence more than we know.

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I'm game... looks good to me.

    by bubcus

    There's a lot of cheesy high budget American disaster films and I've grown tired of them. I have no problems giving other countries like Korea a shot. I've liked what I have seen from them so far.

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    so...the Koreans remade Towering Inferno...

    by deanbarry

    And knowing the suits in Hollywood, will want to remake The Tower in English...coz ya know, subtitles be hard. A remake of a remake. Yeah, sounds about right. All snarking aside, this does look pretty darn impressive.

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    THEY FOUND A NEGATIVE OF BLACK ANGEL !!!

    by frank

    http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/12/20-12-pl_blackangel/ http://www.wired.com/relicwranglers/2011/12/challenge-update-roger-christian-hears-our-twitter-support/ Fucking awesome news !

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Cuing Gangnam Style reference in 5, 4, 3...

    by Ricardo

    Everything is now outsourced in America. IT jobs are done by Indians... hired within the US. Anime from Japan. Music and movie hits frmo Korea. I mean, let's face it - stick a fork, the US is pretty much DONE.

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    The Black Angel negatives were found 2 years ago

    by Ricardo

    I am puzzled why this is being reported again now

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    And still no mention of Gerry Anderson's passing.

    by Meta

    I guess it's not cool that he died, so they can't talk about him.

  • Mom croaked and still climbed down the broken handrail of a destroyed and burning staircase and kept his sister alive.

  • That old guy hugging the girl is Johnny Nucleo. The woman in the elevator is Edith Prickley. I hear the Koreans are also making a version of 'Prickley Heat'

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 8:44 p.m. CST

    The Towering Tower

    by Keith

    meta, yes it is disappointing that no mention has been made of Gerry Anderson's death. He was one of the greats of geek culture.

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Gerry Anderson isn't dead

    by ElfOdin

    He can't be. If Ain't It Cool doesn't report it, then it's not so.

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    BEAVIS: Heh-heh-heh, fire, fire, fire...!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Were it not for 9/11, I'm sure we would seen an American remake of Towering Inferno by now...they did TWO remakes of The Poseidon Adventure (that shitty TV movie and the slightly-less-shitty Wolfgang Petersen film). This one looks pretty good, however.

  • Dec. 28, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST

    The Towering Inferno

    by Icarus2004

    The Towering Inferno was actually based on two novels: "The Tower" by Richard Martin Stern, and "The Glass Inferno" by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson (which two studios combined -20 Century Fox & Warner - when they discovred they were bsically making the same film) I believe the Paul Newman character was the star of one of the books and the Steve McQueen character was the star of the other. Wonder if the Koreans based this movie on the first novel.

  • Dec. 29, 2012, 11:04 a.m. CST

    This trailer is hilarious

    by JediWuddayaknow

    when you can't hear the sound and read the subtitles.

  • Dec. 29, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    RIP Gerry Anderson

    by Seph_J

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-20845407

  • Dec. 29, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Actually the director is Kim Ji-hun

    by bludogk9

  • Dec. 29, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by Josh

    That looked pretty cool not going to lie. I love disaster films so much :)

  • Dec. 29, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    John McTiernan acknowledged his debt to ...

    by scenic

    'The Towering Inferno' when he was doing press for 'Die Hard'. He said that they were trying to go for the scope and elegance of that film. 'TI' was nominated for 10 Academy Awards - pretty impressive production.

  • Dec. 30, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Towering Inferno

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Was the first movie I ever saw in a Theater (Showcase Cinema, Bardstown Road, #1, sadly now demolished). Mom picked me up from day care and took me cuz my Dad was a fire fighter. Love, Love, LOVE that movie, hopefully it will play here in Loserville that's NOT the Baxter Ave. Theaters (where it's OK to yell FUCK YOU at a patron and threaten them with violence, all for the audacity of asking someone to turn off his glow-box. Management thinks that kind of thing is perfectly OK, and if you complain about it you are "Looking for pity"....so please boycott the Baxter Avenue Theater in Louisville KY).

  • Dec. 30, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Meta: Bobby Brady's mom lived and was saved by OJ

    by buccaneer

    The kind lady (Jennifer Jones) that accompanied the kids was the little girl's art teacher -- their mom was the deaf woman that security chief OJ saved -- OJ also saved the art teacher's cat -- The Towering Inferno is my fave flick -- this new film looks impressive but you can't beat the brilliant practical effects used for TI...

  • Dec. 30, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Why ?

    by Dheep

    What else is there to say but WHY? Why would anyone want to see this ? Why does no one ever get tired of the Burning person gag ? Why would they waste enormous amounts of money to make this Garbage ? Did I ask Why would anyone want to see even ONE more Burning human ?