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Samuel L Jackson Set For Oldboy
And Bruce Hornsby will write the music

19 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

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Samuel L Jackson Set For Oldboy

As Spike Lee gears up for his take on revenge thriller Oldboy, he’s recruiting an old friend and more recent collaborator to join the film. Veteran Lee performer Samuel L Jackson is set for a small role, while composer Bruce Hornsby will write the music.

Oldboy finds Josh Brolin as Joe Douchett, a man held captive in a nondescript room for 15 years, seemingly without cause. When his captor (Sharlto Copley) lets him go, and offers him a few details on what happened and who is responsible, he sets off on a mission to exact vengeance from those who caused him such pain.

Jackson, most recently seen reprising his role as Nick Fury for Avengers Assemble, will take on the minor but pivotal role of one of Brolin’s guards, who finds the tables turned on him in quite a painful, bloody way. While Lee and writer Mark Protosevich have apparently changed the scene from the tooth-removal of the original, the punishment is said to be just as inventive and nasty.

Hornsby, meanwhile, tells the LA Times that he’s in the early stages of working up score ideas after collaborating with the director on his upcoming pic Red Hook Summer and basketball documentary Kobe Doin’ Work. "I'm working on a few things and I'll send them to Spike soon," he saya. "The 'D' word has been spoken to me by him," he adds, referring to a dark tone. "But I think the score will also run the gamut."


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RE: Another brainless Hollywood remake!
L: MonsterCat L: dannyfletch Oldboy is an excellent piece of world cinema that does not need a remake cause people can't bother their asses to read subtitles!ess is putting it mildly! think it's more to do with the studios presuming that "people can't bother their asses to read subtitles". Studios have been underestimating the intelligence levels of film-goers for years. Remaking foreign films so people won't have to put up with those pesky subtitles is just a part of tha More

Posted by Prophet_of_Doom at 22:38 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Another brainless Hollywood remake!
L: dannyfletch Oldboy is an excellent piece of world cinema that does not need a remake cause people can't bother their asses to read subtitles!ess is putting it mildly! think it's more to do with the studios presuming that "people can't bother their asses to read subtitles". Studios have been underestimating the intelligence levels of film-goers for years. Remaking foreign films so people won't have to put up with those pesky subtitles is just a part of that. I'm willing to More

Posted by MonsterCat at 22:05 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

Another brainless Hollywood remake!
Oldboy is an excellent piece of world cinema that does not need a remake just because people can't bother their asses to read subtitles! Pointless is putting it mildly! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 21:50 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
I definitely want to see it, I don't think Spike Lee's ever done a remake before so it would be interesting to see why he's signed up for the project. He can do with a return to form really and re-uniting with Jackson can only be a good thing. I prefer the Hollywood version of Dragon Tattoo and Let Me In didn't improve on the original but was still very good. So I think it has potential. More

Posted by Beetlejuice! at 16:00 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
I can't see this being very good. The original featured stuff that you can get away with in Korea that you just can't in Hollywood. I'm not talking about random details, like the octopus scene, but the plot itself features some elements that Hollywood studios try to steer clear of nowadays. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo didn't do as well as expected, so I'd imagine studio's will be even more hesitant to go all the way with Oldboy's plot than they would have been before. More

Posted by AxlReznor at 10:43 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

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No. Just no. Leave it be. It's a classic and needs to be left alone. Can't we have some kind of agreement that there are certain films that should never be remade? A "holy" list?!! More

Posted by rosalind14 at 10:34 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

Hmmmm. The more i hear about this, the more interested I become. I love the original, but i've never been as anti remake as some people. An American Oldboy could be cool, provided it's not a shot for shot remake. But Sharlto Copley as the bad guy? THAT is something i REALLY wanna see. More

Posted by clarkkent at 21:45 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post

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