Or so says Smith, who talked to Film School Rejects
about the new film. “We’re looking at that right now. Not the
film though, it’s the original source material,” he told the website.
“There’s the original comics of Oldboy that they made the first film
from. And that’s what we’re working from, not an adaptation of the
Although the idea of a "new adaptation" of source material can
be a studio ruse to get around the remake stigma, it makes
plenty of sense in this case, since the original Oldboy is among the least multiplex-friendly movies in recent history (or, you know, ever).
The skeleton of the plot is said to be the same—man is imprisoned for a number of years without explanation and afterward seeks revenge—with major
divergences toward the final act, right around the time the film Oldboy goes totally mad.
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