Spike Lee could be directing the Oldboy remake


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, this remake could end up being something quite special.

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