In another tale of Hollywood remaking great foreign films, Spike Lee’s planned adaptation of Oldboy has received its star: Josh Brolin.
Lee took over directing from Steven Spielberg, who purchased the rights for the 2003 Korean revenge film. Spielberg’s version was reported to feature Will Smith as the title character and was to be based more of the comic, written by Nobuaki Minegishi.
This also comes on the heels of the announcement that Christian Bale has been offered the role of the villain in the remake; however, Bale has not signed on as of yet.
The original Oldboy told the story of a man who was imprisoned without being given any reason for his incarceration. When he is released after 15 years, he is given five days to get revenge on those who captured him.