Radewart Posted November 7, 2008 Report Share Posted November 7, 2008 (edited) http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=50332 "Steven Spielberg and Will Smith are in early discussions to collaborate on a remake of Chan Wook-park's Oldboy, says Variety. DreamWorks is in the process of securing the remake rights, and the new film will be distributed by Universal. In the 2003 Korean 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. Spielberg is looking for a writer to begin the development process. Spielberg is next expected to direct Tintin." I'd love to see Will work with Spielberg, but not on this. First off, the film is a masterpiece, one of the most orginal movies I've ever seen and remakes are usually awful. It is very dark and violent with one of the most disturbing endings out there. If they keep to the orginal, it wouldn't be a very accessible film to the mainstream. Frankly, I can't see Will and Spielberg making something so dark and edgy. So then what's the point? Critics and fans of the orginal, already generally upset about the idea of a remake, will be waiting to tear down the film for coping out and rightfully so. Edited November 7, 2008 by Radewart Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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