Will Smiths Oldboy Not a Remake

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The Oldboy Remake that is in development by Spielberg and will star Will Smith it turns out is not a remake at all. FilmSchoolRejects ( via SlashFilm ) caught up with him and he told them that yes they are doing the project but its not a remake of the movie

“We’re looking at that right now. Not the film though, it’s the original source material, There’s the original comics of ‘Oldboy’ that they made the first film from. And that’s what we’re working from, not an adaptation of the film…”

You can checkout the first few pages of the OldBoy Comic here. The comic which was done by DarkHorse has a synopsis which goes as follows; Ten years ago, they took him. He doesn't know who. For ten years he has been confined in a private prison. He doesn't know why. For ten years his only contact with the outside world has been a television set and the voices of his jailers. In time, he lost himself. He changed . . . transformed himself into something else . . . something hard . . . something lethal. Suddenly one day, his incarceration ends, again without explanation. He is sedated, stuffed inside a trunk, and dumped in a park. When he awakes, he is free to reclaim what's left of his life . . . and what's left is revenge.

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