Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Spike Lee to direct OLD BOY remake

Director Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ remake will not only ‘Americanize’ the story (a la ‘The Departed’), it will be based on both the original comic book and 2003 film adaptation.

Saying that the overall reaction to news of Spike Lee directing the Oldboy remake was a bit negative would be quite the understatement. To be fair, though, Hollywood’s plans to release a reworking of Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook’s cult classic revenge thriller (itself, based on a Japanese comic book) was poorly-received by fans from the get-go.

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