When it was first announced that a remake of Oldboy was in the works, many fans scoffed at the idea. It's only been 10 years since that Korean film – about a man who seeks vengeance after being held prisoner for 15 years – was released, and by all the accounts the film still holds up.
Yet, it's hard not to be curious about this remake of Oldboy, if for no other reason than the talent involved. With Spike Lee behind the camera and Josh Brolin in front, Oldboy has a lot of potential. At the same time, trailers for the movie suggest it isn't doing much to change Chan-wook Park's original. Instead, it appears the film is more of a faithful English-language adaptation than anything else. Park's film is a stellar piece of twisted cinema so we don't blame Spike Lee for sticking to the base formula, but we hope the film can justify its existence.
Check out the trailer for Oldboy.