Tuesday, 12 July 2011

'Oldboy' Remake In Hands Of Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Do The Right Thing director and star Spike Lee has been officially named as the director of the English language remake of the South Korean cult favourite Oldboy, which was released in 2003. He is currently working on his Do The Right Thing sequel Red Hook Summer and looks set to start the new project upon its completion.

Nathan Kahane, the Oldboy executive producer, said of the news: “It’s a great honour to put this special project into the hands of such a gifted writer and iconic director,”.

If you remember the original followed a man who, after being imprisoned for 15 years, attempts to find out who was behind his imprisonment. No casting decision for the lead man has been confirmed
but surprisingly Will Smith has been linked to the project.

The combination of Spike Lee and a South Korean cult film seems to me to be a rather unusual combination but definitely one that I could see working. Not quite sure whether Will Smith should be involved in this one though.

What are your views on the project? Will Spike Lee do the sequel justice?

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