Spielberg and Will Smith May Redo Bloody Oldboy

sábado, 8 de noviembre de 2008 |

After he directs British schoolboy comic Tintin, Steven Spielberg is casting his gaze overseas to far darker material. The filmmaker is reportedly in talks to remake Korean revenge drama Oldboy with Will Smith in the lead.

Winner of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, director Chan Wook-park's manga-based thriller became an art house hit. Beautifully shot, the original Oldboy tells a gripping tale about a Seoul businessman (played by Min-sik Choi, pictured) who gets kidnapped and tossed into a cell for 15 years by unseen captors for no apparent reason. Escaping at last, he follows a trail of clues to avenge his tormentors.

Oldboy would mark the first collaboration between Spielberg and Smith. Variety reports that Spielberg is now looking for a writer to develop a script for American audiences.

Via wired.com

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