Spike Lee could be directing the Oldboy remake

No word if Will Smith’s still involved


Spike Lee has entered talks to direct the American remake of Park Chan-Wook’s iconic Oldboy.

According to Twitch Film, the Malcolm X director is currently in negotiations to make the film, which has long been twiddling its thumbs in pre-production.

The original film follows a man who’s kidnapped and locked in a room for 15 years, only to be released into a minefield of mind games.

Previously, Steven Spielberg and Will Smith were attached to the remake in 2008. In light of Lee’s negotiations, it’s unclear if either of them are still attached in any capacity.

The script for Hollywood's Oldboy has been written by Thor’s Mark Protosevich, and the film will be produced by Doug Davison and Roy Lee.

Spike Lee is far from a journeyman remake director, and it’ll be interesting to see if he actually signs on to the reboot. If he does, thisremake could end up being something quite special.

Fancy Lee for the remake? Or still hate that Oldboy's getting remade in the first place? Speak up below...


    • BruceShark

      Jul 6th 2011, 15:16


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    • joker16

      Jul 6th 2011, 16:36

      Affirmative action = Spike Lee's career

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    • durden

      Jul 6th 2011, 18:49

      worst choice for someone to direct a movie ever!!!seriously, i'd rather it be directed by michael bay or roland emmerich.this just makes no sense whatsoever!and i just can't picture dae-su as a black dude.i just can't ps:on the light side,will smith is going to eat a live octopus

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 6th 2011, 20:50

      I've always felt Spike Lee was overrated. Aside from Inside Man and The 25th Hour I haven't enjoyed his work, Do The Right Thing just annoyed me.

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 7th 2011, 13:21

      I don't take him seriously at all, with the exception of Inside Man I haven't really enjoyed any of his work I've seen, and his habit of calling anyone who criticises him a racist leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. Calling Eastwood bigoted for having no black characters in Flags of our Fathers (when there were no black men allowed in the US marine unit the film was about) was completely pathetic and attention seeking.

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    • Siban1982

      Jul 11th 2011, 18:37

      Like Will Smith is going to eat a raw Squid anyway? Spike Lee... NO! Will Smith... NO! Hollywood... NO!

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    • Siban1982

      Jul 11th 2011, 18:38

      Let alone a Squid that's alive!

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