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Confirmed! Spike Lee to Direct Oldboy

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That’s right, kids! The remake of Oldboy is officially alive and kicking for Mandate Pictures, and we’ve got the early skinny right here for your perusal. Dig it!

Spike Lee, OldboyFrom the Press Release: Mandate Pictures announced today that Spike Lee (Inside Man) will direct OLDBOY, a remake of the highly-acclaimed South Korean film. Mark Protosevich has adapted the screenplay and will co-produce. Roy Lee and Doug Davison (The Departed, The Grudge) will produce. The film is a Vertigo Entertainment/40 Acres & A Mule Production. Mandate President Nathan Kahane will executive produce.

“It’s a great honor to put this special project into the hands of such a gifted writer and iconic director,” said Kahane.

OLDBOY tells the story of a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughter’s birthday. For fifteen years he is held captive and, upon his release, must begin his journey to find the reason for his imprisonment. He soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than his solitary confinement. The original film, released in 2003 and directed by Chan-wook Park, won the Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

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Steve Barton

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  • DavidFullam

    They better go ahead and count up the losses. No way this will make money.

  • James Coker

    How Much you guys want to bet that the Main Character will be offcourse Black and all the Bad Guys will be White guys

  • Vanvance1

    Do we need a remake of Oldboy? Do we want one?

    It can’t be long before there’s a remake of Titanic. The 2nd highest grossing movie of all time and there’s never been an all dog version. Talk about an oversight. Maybe Spike can direct that too and use an all black lab cast.

  • LSD Zombie

    Now that I think about it…..if there’s anyone I would’ve liked to see remake Oldboy, it would’ve been David Fincher. He’s used to tackling dark subject matter. Spike Lee…..not so much.

  • Sirand

    Oh, goodie.