Will Smith and Steven Spielberg in talks to remake Oldboy
These days Steven Spielberg is up there with David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh in terms of sheer volume of announced-yet-nowhere-near-production projects. Spielberg's seemed a bit anxious about what he wants to film, and whether to repeat the escapism of Indiana Jones or to delve deeper like he did right before that with Munich. Still, about the last thing anyone expected was to hear that he's now looking to to adapt Park Chan-wook's Oldboy.
But who can say? If this film does get off the ground, Will Smith has expressed interest in playing the lead. Given the work's pedigree, it seems certain to result in a hit, which seems to be the primary logic behind the feature. Instead of Spielberg doing work for hire, this would be a Dreamworks project, and given the studio's financial issues and loss of David Geffen, it could be what they need to help get back on their feet.
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