Spike Lee (“Inside Man,” “25th Hour”) is currently in talks to direct the Hollywood remake of Park Chan-Wook’s acclaimed 2003 cult smash “Oldboy” at Mandate Pictures reports Twitchfilm.
The original film detailed a man’s mysterious kidnapping, 15-year imprisonment and feverish quest for revenge upon being released. Attempts at a remake have been underway since the first film’s release with the likes of Justin Lin and Nicolas Cage pursuing one version, later Will Smith and Steven Spielberg were tipped to be teaming for the project.
Both previous versions fell apart. Signs of life began to seep back into the project late last year and now Lee’s name has become linked. Mark Protosevich (“Thor,” “I Am Legend”) penned the script while Doug Davison and Roy Lee are producing.