“I Am Legend” co-scribe Mark Protosevich is in early talks to pen the remake of “Old Boy” for reamworks Pictures and Mandate Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
Star Will Smith invited Protosevich to meet with director Steven Spielberg about the project.
The original film, which like much edgy Asian cinema includes some disturbing material, detailed a man’s mysterious kidnapping, 15-year imprisonment and feverish quest for revenge upon being released.
Mandate acquired the 2003 Korean film co-written and directed by Park Chan-wook from Universal. “Old Boy” is DreamWorks’ first acquisition since the move from Paramount.