While people may come out of the woodwork and say that Spike Lee’s upcoming OLDBOY project isn’t a remake of the Chan-wook Park film, but an adaptation of the manga instead, Josh Brolin has just admitted that the film will definitely be taking its cues from that iconic revenge film.
Brolin revealed that yes, “we’ll keep the hammer fight. And it’s a hammer and knife and all that stuff. And then will we keep the octopus, will we keep the other stuff? There’s some changes but I think it’s really good. It still makes me throw down the script half way through. Whoa.”
Penned by Mark Protosevich, I think that this film could be something quite good, particularly given Lee as a director, but let’s not act like they are not inspired by that original film. Personally, I think that given Lee’s penchant for a free flowing camera, or at least one that tends to stay moving as much as possible, this hammer fight will be solely Lee. At least one can hope right?