THE MOVIE: An English language remake of the popular 2003 Korean film is being directed by Spike Lee. Josh Brolin stars in the lead role. The original film was by Chan-wook Park but supposedly this version is based more on the manga by Garon Tsuchiya. In theaters on October 11, 2013.
Updates: AICN notes that The Cell’s Mark Protosevich is writing. | Dark Horizons notes that the remake will only loosely be based on the manga and movie. | Comic Book Movie takes a look at the synopsis for the new Oldboy. | Anime News Network has a claim from Lee that the ending will be darker than the original film. Oh, and they might do a different take on the classic hallway fight scene.
Empire reports that District 9′s Sharlto Copley is the latest candidate for the remake’s villain. | Christian Bale, Clive Owen and Colin Firth have all turned it down. | Deadline reports that Sharlto Copley is officially Old Boy’s villain. | Slash Film talks to Josh Brolin about Park Chan-wook’s blessing and some details about the new ‘hammer’ fight.
MTV recently posted an interview with District 9′s Sharlto Copley: “They’ve been very true to the spirit of it. It’s dark, it’s gritty. They’re not sort of softening it, which to me was important.” Copley said. Visit MTV for the full article.
The Playlist reports that Samuel L. Jackson will have a small role. | Bruce Hornsby, who is also scoring Lee’s Red Hook Summer, will score Oldboy. | Cinema Blend reports that Red Tails’ Nate Parker is taking a small role in Spike Lee’s Oldboy. | Variety reports that Nate Parker has been replaced by James Ransone, who worked with Spike Lee on Red Hook Summer. | Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake get a October 11, 2013 release date. | Check out the first set photos, featuring Josh Brolin. | Collider has new images, featuring Elizabeth Olsen and Josh Brolin.
BREAKING NEWS: Check out the teaser poster for Spike Lee’s Old Boy.