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Spike Lee to helm OLDBOY remake?

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 6th, 2011

Talk about a change of vision.

While Steven Spielberg may have passed on directing the much talked remake of Park Chan-wook’s OLDBOY, that hasn’t stopped the film from moving forward. According to Twitch, Spike Lee is currently in talks to direct the film, from a script penned by THOR writer Mark Protsevich.

The remake has been talked about for some time now, and last we heard, the film would star Will Smith, which at this point doesn’t appear to be the case. One would imagine that given Lee’s previous work, someone like Denzel Washington is a distinct possibility, but at this point, that’s simply this writer positing an idea, and has no backing in this report. Casting has not been revealed at this point, with this story being very much a rumor.

However, while it may indeed be a rumor, this is definitely exciting. Personally, I don’t think the film really needs a remake, but if Lee is the man behind it, there is definitely a chance for this to be a solid film. Lee is still a filmmaker unlike any other around, and given the right cast, we may be in for something far more interesting than it has any right to be.

What do you think?

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