Total Film chatted with Josh Brolin recently about his busy upcoming slate, which includes period crime epic Gangster Squad.
Naturally, we took the opportunity to grill the actor on the Old Boy remake, which is being directed by Spike Lee and is rumoured to co-star Elizabeth Olsen.
You can read the full interview in the latest issue of Total Film, out now, but here's what Brolin had to say about Old Boy...
Do you expect your Old Boy will be as mental as Park Chan-wook’s original?
I don’t know… Spike Lee’s doing Old Boy and it’s different and the same. I wrote an email to Park, who I really love, when I tried to get him to direct Jonah Hex. I was like, “If you’re not completely into this, then we’ll find something else to do together.” But then I said, “I want your blessing to do Old Boy.” He wrote back this beautiful letter and it said, “I love remakes and I think it’s great, just don’t do it exactly like we did.”
Old Boy is yet to receive a UK release date.
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