by Marlan Moore | staff editor
Director Spike Lee is probably known more for his films’ social commentary than their blockbuster appeal, even with hits like Inside Man under his belt. Perhaps, however, that’ll all change with his remake of the South Korean film Oldboy, to be released October 11, 2013.
Based on the manga and the South Korean film of the same name, Lee’s Oldboy follows an ad executive who was kidnapped and locked up in solitary confinement for 20 years without any rhyme or reason. Now released, the man becomes obsessed with discovering who kidnapped him and why.
The film stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, and Samuel L. Jackson.
We previously covered the news that Spike Lee’s remake isn’t intended to “redo the film,” but takes elements from both the South Korean movie and the manga to create its story. Some major differences include the time and place the story is set, as well as the roles the characters play.
Will Spike Lee be able to pull off an American remake of the Korean cult classic? Let us know what you think!