Samuel L Jackson is in a word a Bad ass and today comes word that he will have a role in the upcoming remake of the greatest asian thriller of all time OLDBOY. The remake as you will recall stars Josh Brolin another stud and will be directed by Spike Lee. Will this movie live up to the original? Hard to say but I love the original enough I am willing to watch a remake just to get more of it! Park Chan Wook directed the original which as I stated is one of the greatest thrillers of all time.
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.