Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Movie News: Spike Lee to Direct Oldboy Remake?
In case you didn't know, there has been an American English language remake of Oldboy in the works for the past couple of years. Steven Spielberg was attached to direct the remake a couple of years ago with Will Smith attached to star. Luckily and thankfully that project fell apart after some rights issues got in the way. Film geeks thought the project was forever stuck in development hell after that news broke, but Twitch is now reporting that Spike Lee is the frontrunner to direct the film now.
Spike Lee has been struggling to get his films made lately so this makes sense in a commercial sense for him. I think that Lee is definitely more of apt choice than Spielberg is, but I just wish that there wasnt a remake in the works at all. It will now be interesting to see who Lee lines up to star in his film and how it will differ from the original South Korean film.
What do you guys think about Spike Lee directing an Oldboy remake?