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He's now starring...

30 August 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Josh Brolin Locked In For Oldboy Remake

His name has been linked to the film for a while now, but Josh Brolin has signed on the dotted line to star in Spike Lee’s planned remake of Oldboy.

I Am Legend writer Mark Protosevich adapted the current script from Park Chan-Wook’s 2004 original. Brolin will feature as a man who is kidnapped on his daughter’s birthday and held by a mystery villain in solitary confinement for 15 years without knowing why. But when he’s released and handed the tools to get revenge on those who kept him a prisoner, he soon learns that it’s all part of a bigger plan. And, naturally, violence ensues…

Lee is taking over from Steven Spielberg, who originally nabbed the rights to remake the movie in 2008 and planned to have Will Smith in the lead. Now, though, Brolin will be the main man and there’s apparently an offer out to Christian Bale to play the villain, though he’s yet to make his mind up about any post-Dark Knight Rises work.

Brolin’s in for a busy time over the next few months: he’s about to start work on Gangster Squad before finding time for Oldboy and then Jason Reitman’s next planned movie, Labor Day, which sees him playing a fugitive on the run who hides out with Kate Winslet. He’ll next be seen in Men in Black 3, which finally arrives on May 25, 2012…

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No true movie lovers and fans want to see this. I want spike lee to go write his own stories which he is really good at. emake classicsers don't repaint the Mona Lisa and sell. I'm so tired of seeing Hollywood keep throwing remakes at use. Go get a screenplay write a screenplay. There is always room in art to create something new. More

Posted by stophollywoodreamkes at 03:04 on 15 October 2011 | Report This Post

PLEASE for the sake of cinema somebody make sure they do not ever make this film More

Posted by georgevon91 at 00:20 on 15 October 2011 | Report This Post

all the best..
to Lee and Brolin, hope they try to do justice to the remake. I doubt it'll be anywhere close to the original though.. /hollywood-remakes-of-foreign-movies-to.html. More

Posted by ravixant at 08:54 on 26 September 2011 | Report This Post

would it not be better to give the film a fair chance. Considering the talent involved; it might not actually suck. More

Posted by Fried_Squirrel at 07:47 on 03 September 2011 | Report This Post

I love Oldboy! But the guys doing the remake should remember it is the second instalment of an awesome triology of movies! All the remake will do is make park chan wook's look even better! A remake for lazy gits who can't be arsed watching top quality world cinema! I could go on all day about shite remakes, as I have yet to see a good one! More

Posted by leetee80 at 16:57 on 02 September 2011 | Report This Post

Anyone who did n`t catch Chan wook park`s original.....
deserves the crappy second rate remake this is bound to be. More

Posted by papalupara at 08:06 on 31 August 2011 | Report This Post

Out of all the terrible and unnecessary remakes Hollywood have produced, this is the one that truly makes me sick to my stomach, and i won't be suprised if at some point they remake LOTR which would be the worst moment in Hollywood. More

Posted by Gimli son of Gloin at 17:26 on 30 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: I have....
Can't leave well enough alone it'll be watered down cos the originals story would've definetly seen an R rating at least & we all know you can't have that in LA LA land still Brolin'll be good at that Jonah Hex anyone? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 16:31 on 30 August 2011 | Report This Post

I have....
....... forever moaned about remakes, and to a certain extent im gonna stick to my guns. The thought of An American Werewolf In London makes me feel quite sick, Ive also totally boycotted Let Me In because I love the original so much. However, I saw an interesting point made by someone here a week or so ago that has made me slightly sway the other way. The fact of the matter is, that if the original film is that good, no remake should be able to devalue or ruin it predecessor. You dont have to w More

Posted by guysalisbury at 14:52 on 30 August 2011 | Report This Post

i agree no need for this at all. and i love christian bale but i wouldnt like to see him in this,persoanally i dont think he will do it. More

Posted by quantumphoeniix at 11:31 on 30 August 2011 | Report This Post

This is a sad day for film lovers... Oldboy should never be remade and it was a good day once the Spielberg rumor was dispelled. Now, Spike Lee directing this remake is a sad day again... More

Posted by gaiderdraco at 06:06 on 30 August 2011 | Report This Post

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