Josh Brolin has been signed to star in director Spike Lee’s upcoming Oldboy. A remake of Korean director Park Chan-Wook‘s modern classic revenge tale, Brolin will star as a man mysteriously imprisoned for 15 years and once freed, seeks revenge on those responsible.
Mark Protosevich has adapted the original film for this English-language remake, but it is unknown how much of the original story may have been changed. Hopefully he’ll be keeping the original’s third act twist as I really can’t wait to be sitting in a movie theater and watching people react to it.
Brolin has just wrapped his work on the seemingly eternally in production Men In Black III and will start on director Ruben Fleischer’s crime drama Gangster Squad next month. He’ll have a few months free between that and the start of Jason Reitman’s Labor Day with Kate Winslet in June which is presumably when Oldboy will shoot.
Well this is certainly better sounding than a remake starring Will Smith and being directed by Steven Spielberg. That version got scotched due to a problem with securing the remake rights. But this version sounds much more interesting.