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Did Cloud Atlas' "Yellowface" problem help to sink it at the box office?

It's official: Cloud Atlas is a flop. At least in the United States. Made for a reported $100 million, the book adaptation barely scratched $10 million in its opening weekend — but some observers say the film could make a tidy profit overseas, where most of its funding came from. Still, it's hard not to ask: Did the… » 10/29/12 3:00pm 10/29/12 3:00pm

More Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies that Hollywood Could Totally Whitewash

The Last Airbender wasn't punishment enough. Whatever we did to deserve Hollywood's "racebending" shenanigans, we've still earned more suffering. Tron Legacy's Garrett Hedlund is reportedly starring in Akira. And there's still the Americanized Cowboy Bebop in the pipeline too. And an Americanized Space Battleship… » 10/25/11 12:00pm 10/25/11 12:00pm

The Imminent Whitewashing Of The Hunger Games’ Heroine

Fans of The Hunger Games - the dark and addictive YA trilogy that is the hottest kid-lit read this side of Twilight - have been avidly following casting rumors for the forthcoming film adaptation. But while director Gary Ross initially told Entertainment Weekly that the actress playing resentful revolutionary heroine… » 3/14/11 10:56am 3/14/11 10:56am

Marvel responds to pressure, says they'll cast Runaways hero Nico as Asian-American in the film

Weeks ago, the Racebending folks discovered a casting call for Marvel's upcoming Runaways movie didn't specify they wanted an Asian-American to play Japanese-American character Nico. But after a letter-writing campaign, Marvel promised the character would stay true to the comic. » 8/27/10 12:00pm 8/27/10 12:00pm