Steven Spielberg and Will Smith are in early discussions to collaborate on a remake of Chan Wook-park’s highly acclaimed 2003 Korean action hit “Oldboy” reports Variety.
In the original, a man gets kidnapped and held in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. Suddenly, he’s released and given money, a cell phone and clothes and is set on a path to discover who destroyed his life so he can take revenge.
Smith who would play the kidnapped man if all the pieces fall into place and Spielberg is looking for a writer to begin the development process. The film will likely get underway once Spielberg finishes his directorial duties on the first “Tintin” film.
DreamWorks is in the process of securing the remake rights and the new film will be distributed by Universal.