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Mickey Rourke to play Genghis Khan 
23rd-Apr-2010 09:56 am
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http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_movies_blog/2010/04/mickey-rourke-as-genghis-khan.html


Mickey Rourke is in talks to play Genghis Khan - the most famous Asian conqueror of all time:

“It’ll be a fascinating experience, maybe shooting in parts of India, they tell me, and China. I’ve never worked in either of those countries, so that’ll be new.

“Historically, if you read about the guy, he was a mystery. There’s a lot of myths surrounding him, but also some true stories. Milius went through that in prepping this, so he’ll be a fascinating character to play.”


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Comments 
23rd-Apr-2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
Oh jeez, you're freakin' kidding me!
23rd-Apr-2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, this reminds me, there's that other Genghis Khan movie that is, supposedly, going to be release this year. It's called "Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime". The movie was shot somewhere around 20 years ago and is only now getting finished. A lot of the cast is white, including Genghis Khan who is played by actor Richard Tyson. Also has Cheston, Julia Nickson-Soul, and Pat Morita.

That one's going to need the Racebending time-machine.
23rd-Apr-2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
Oh no what. WHAT. WHAT. You are kidding me.

I'm reading Wolf on the Plains right now and was daydreaming about it being a Hollywood movie and laughing bitterly at how ludicrous it would be if they white-washed/yellowfaced the role and...it's like my dream became reality and reality is a nightmare.

THE MAN WAS A MONGOL. FROM EARTH. AND NO, NOT FANTASY-ASIA, REAL ASIA.

*rolls into ball, crying*
23rd-Apr-2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Every time I think we've made progress, Hollywood shows it just doesn't give a shit. Seriously, did someone smack me so hard I landed in 1955?
23rd-Apr-2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
...

...

*SOB*

Genghis Khan is one of my favorite historical figures to study. I first learned about him in elementary school and have loved to read and learn about the guy ever since. When I was in Denver for winter break, I got to go to a very, very awesome museum exhibit about him and his children. So this? This makes my blood boil. No. Do not want. Just no.

Hmm.... though, this does make me wonder... Denver is a sister city to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, and we have a Mongolian cultural center. I'm wondering if it might be worth while to do some reaching out to the center over this film?
24th-Apr-2010 12:17 am (UTC)
Denver is a sister city to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, and we have a Mongolian cultural center. I'm wondering if it might be worth while to do some reaching out to the center over this film?

Yes.
23rd-Apr-2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
Jesus Christ!
23rd-Apr-2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
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23rd-Apr-2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
What scares me is I hadn't heard of the original John Wayne the Duke as John Wayne the Gook until a friend showed it to me like three years ago, and it was one of the worst piece of cinematography I had ever seen. This friend had an interest in bad movies (to make fun of them and commentary on what's so bad about them). But this is just terrible. That John Wayne film did horrible in the box offices back then, so why do they think repeating the same formula would work now? Even John Wayne didn't want any part of it; but he was forced to because he was under contract to make one last film with that production company.

I find it very disturbing that they'd remake it. Plus there are already perfectly good films about Genghis Khan. One just recently came out. http://www.amazon.com/Genghis-Khan-Ends-Earth-Sea/dp/B001C4ZQ9I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1272043204&sr=8-2
23rd-Apr-2010 06:14 pm (UTC) - ... procasters, explain THIS ONE
OK, at first I thought Hollywood was just using the excuse (albeit the horrible, thread-bare excuse) that whites can play Asians in Asian FANTASIES (such as Avatar: the Last Airbender and Prince of Persia... neither of which I'm OK with). But now, they're not even trying. GENGHIS KHAN WAS A REAL PERSON! FROM EARTH! SPECIFICALLY ASIA! HE WAS A MONGOL, THEREFORE HE SHOULD BE PLAYED BY A MONGOLOID! THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE "WHITEY"!!! ... just... no. no no nonono NONONO NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! What's next, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. played by Ben Afflek? Oh, wait, that would NEVER happen because people would be all up in arms about it... but if it's an Asian, fine, they all look the same anyway, just get some make-up on him, tape his eyes back, have him talk with an Engrish accent, give him a spear, sit back, make millions. THIS. DOES. NOT. COMPUTE. I can't WAIT for them to try and justify this one: "But there ARE no Mongols any more... they were wiped out, weren't they? So it's legit." *sigh* ... I ... just... *trails off into incoherent grumbling*
24th-Apr-2010 01:47 am (UTC) - Re: ... procasters, explain THIS ONE
if it's an Asian, fine, they all look the same anyway, just get some make-up on him, tape his eyes back, have him talk with an Engrish accent, give him a spear

dot dot dot
23rd-Apr-2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
*HEADDESK*

It's NOT like it's hard to get skilled Asian actors!! Even American-Asian!

If I were Mongolian, I would be LIVID. Hell, I'm NOT Mongolian and I'm livid.
24th-Apr-2010 01:16 am (UTC)
/If I were Mongolian, I would be LIVID. Hell, I'm NOT Mongolian and I'm livid./

Same here. This is absolutely disgraceful.
23rd-Apr-2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Wow, it just never ends, does it?

This is so sad it's almost comical. -___-
23rd-Apr-2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
"Can't have asian folks conquering white folks... no one would go see that!"
23rd-Apr-2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
siriaeve made me an icon to express the levels of SO MUCH WRONG.
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23rd-Apr-2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
To compensate, all conquered peoples from Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine will be played by Chinese actors. /sarcasm
23rd-Apr-2010 06:44 pm (UTC) - CAMPAIGN TIME!!!
Anonymous
Does MANAA know about this? If not yet, they will now

I don't believe this... after yesterday's article in 'Back Stage' magazine, THIS comes out.

You think they PLANNED this?
23rd-Apr-2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
I have no words.
23rd-Apr-2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
i second.
23rd-Apr-2010 07:16 pm (UTC) - ...
i guess its just another one of those hollywood things were all he needs is a tan and maybe shave the sides of his head.
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