I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, make a flat out remake and you can suck a dick, do a remake and improve on the story (THE THING) then it’s all good in the hood player. Spike Lee’s remake of OLDBOY sounds like it’s going to be all kinds of cool. Spike has had his share of misses but he’s also capable of being one of the best filmmakers around. Collider had the chance to sit down with Roy Lee who’s producing OLDBOY and a few other flicks and he dished on what Spike has planned…
“What do you have on tap after 7500?
Lee: We are planning to shoot Oldboy in March and that should start preproduction in late January.
Does anything remain from the Justin Lin version of Oldboy written by the Better Luck Tomorrow scribes?
Lee: This is a completely new version written by Mark Protosevich.
Is there anything you can tell us about the approach or style of the new Oldboy?
Lee: It’s very similar, but we’ve added new elements. Or, Mark Protosevich has come up with new elements to it that will throw off the audience who have seen the original movie because there are new characters and new situations that present themselves in a way that changes the story but eventually go in the same direction.
The ending of the film isn’t the same as the Manga on which it’s based. Are you going to retain some of the more controversial elements of the original last act?
Lee: The ending will be something that the audiences will all be…especially the fans of the original will be very happy with. In fact, some may consider it to be a bit darker.
Will there be a long take in the hallway?
Lee: There’s a sort of different interpretation of that hallway scene that is going to hopefully be Spike’s signature moment in the movie that we want to show in a way that we’ve never seen done in an action movie.”
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