According to the guys over at Twitch, Mandate have Josh Brolin high on their wishlist to star in Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake. This is a great casting choice for the lead but it does not take away from the fact that Spike Lee is not my first, second or even third choice to direct a remake of one of the greatest crime thrillers ever made. Any reason Park Chan Wook can’t direct an english remake of his own film?
OLDBOY tells the story of a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughter’s birthday. For fifteen years, he is held captive, and, upon his release, must begin his journey to find the reason for his imprisonment. He soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than his solitary confinement. The original film, released in 2003, directed by Chan-wook Park won the Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.