Josh Brolin to star in Spike Lee’s Oldboy?

Josh Brolin is said to top Mandate Pictures’ wishlist for the lead in their upcoming remake of Park Chan-wook‘s Oldboy.

According to Twitchfilm (who broke the news of Spike Lee nabbing the director’s job), no formal offer has been made to Brolin. It is also unknown if he is Lee’s lead choice, or merely the studio’s.

In the original South Korean film, Choi Min-sik starred as Oh Dae-su, a man kidnapped and imprisoned without explanation, and released 15 years later (also without explanation). Framed for the murder of his wife, our hero goes on a violent rampage and hunts down his mysterious captors, not realising that he is enacting the final stages of their revenge against him.

Discuss: Is Brolin a good fit for Oldboy?

2 Responses to “Josh Brolin to star in Spike Lee’s Oldboy?”

  1. I just can’t believe they are remaking Oldboy. That film was perfect, I can’t believe there is anything that can be done to make it better.

  2. There isn’t. And you’re right it was an awesome film. However can you imagine how many people haven’t seen this yet simply because it has subtitles? i.e. A lot of American cinema-goers who will probably fork over their $$’s because seeing a film based on an acclaimed foreign film will make them feel that tiny bit more cultured…

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