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Oldboy Film Remake


#1

Variety: Christian Bale Considers Oldboy Film Remake

August 24, 2011
Actor weighs option for Oldboy villain role after filming of Dark Knight Returns


#3

Deadline: Josh Brolin to Star in Spike Lee’s Oldboy Remake

posted on 2011-08-29 16:30 EDT
True Grit/No Country for Old Men star reportedly attached to film originally inspired by manga

Twitch Site: Colin Firth Offered Villain Role in Oldboy Remake

November 11, 2011
The King’s Speech actor offered role as Adrian in Spike Lee’s remake film

Colin Firth Acknowledges Being ‘Approached’ for Oldboy

posted on 2011-11-19 19:20 EST
The King’s Speech actor stays mum on if he accepted role in Spike Lee’s remake


#5

Hmm, don’t know how I feel about this. I loved the Old Boy trilogy so hope that Spike Lee can port it into an American cast with the same appeal. We will see^^


#6

Producer: Spike Lee’s Oldboy Ending May Be Darker

November 28, 2011
Roy Lee also discusses The Ring, The Grudge, Battle Royale


#7

Twitch Site: Colin Firth Passes on Oldboy Remake

December 8, 2011
The King’s Speech actor turns down role as Adrian in Spike Lee’s remake film

Twitch Site: Clive Owen Offered Villain Role in Oldboy Remake

posted on 2011-12-16 17:50 EST
Sin City, Children of Men actor offered role after Colin Firth turned it down

Twitch Site: Alice’s Wasikowska Offered Oldboy’s Heroine Role

posted on 2011-12-16 21:00 EST
Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre actress offered role after Mara Rooney passed on it


#11

Variety Reporter: Spike Lee’s Oldboy Remake Delayed

posted on 2012-01-06 16:51 EST
Reporter: Clive Owen unlikely to play villain role

Elizabeth Olsen Offered Role in Oldboy Remake

February 28, 2012
Spike Lee-directed remake to star Josh Brolin, no date announced

Actress Elizabeth Olsen Discusses Oldboy After Reported Offer

posted on 2012-03-05 20:45 EST
Actress speaks highly of Korean film, director Lee while avoiding questions on ending

U.S. Oldboy Producer Aims to Start Production in September

posted on 2012-03-25 23:47 EDT


#16

Variety: Sharlto Copley Offered Villain Role in Oldboy Remake

posted on 2012-04-12 15:10 EDT
Site: District 9, The A-Team actor in early talks for role of Adrian

Deadline: District 9’s Copley Closes Deal on Oldboy

posted on 2012-05-01 19:41 EDT
Actor previously reported as in talks for role of Adrian

Josh Brolin: Park Chan-wook Gave Blessing on Oldboy Remake

May 3, 2012
Remake’s star states that he is “close” with Park, emailed director directly


#17

[size=16]Brolin: Oldboy Remake 'Won’t Tone Down Violence’[/size]
posted on 2012-05-26 12:03 EDT


#18

[size=16]Sharlto Copley Comments on Spike Lee’s Oldboy Remake[/size]
posted on 2012-07-25 23:03 EDT


#19

[size=16]Director Spike Lee Responds to Oldboy Casting Report[/size]
posted on 2012-08-04 22:16 EDT


#20

[size=16]Director Spike Lee Confirms Oldboy Casting Call, But Has ‘Rectified’ It[/size]
posted on 2012-08-09 01:45 EDT
Casting call descriptions ‘taken out to the woodshed’ after being leaked


#21

[size=16]LA Times: Samuel L. Jackson Joins Oldboy Remake[/size]
posted on 2012-08-18 03:55 EDT
Director Spike Lee recruits his Red Hook Summer composer Bruce Hornsby for remake


#22

[size=16]Variety: Red Tails’ Nate Parker Offered Part in Oldboy Remake[/size]
posted on 2012-09-04 19:30 EDT
Red Hook Summer actor in talks to play doctor who helps female lead


#23

[size=16]FilmDistrict Acquires Spike Lee’s Oldboy Remake in U.S.[/size]
September 7, 2012
Drive/Looper distributor licenses new version of Chan-wook Park’s manga-based film


#24

[size=16]Official Synopsis for Spike Lee’s Oldboy Revealed[/size]
September 8, 2012
Synopsis indicates notable deviations from South Korean movie; FilmDistrict announced as distributor


#25

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-09-28/elizabeth-olsen-comments-on-oldboy-remake-in-interview

[quote][size=5]Elizabeth Olsen Comments on Oldboy Remake in Interview[/size]

posted on 2012-09-28 16:30 EDT

Liberal Arts actress discusses differences due to location, technology


In a recent interview with the Empire film magazine, actress Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Liberal Arts) spoke about Spike Lee’s remake of Chan-wook Park’s live-action film Oldboy.

In the interview, Olsen notes that the film is “going to be a different story, just because one: it takes place in a non-descript city in America and two: it’s ten years later, so technology is different, so there’s just really practicalities that have had to change.”

Olsen added that the remake is “not trying to redo the film – it’s coming at it from a different point of view. As well as focusing on the primary source of the Korean film, for our film there’s a Japanese manga … so we’re using the primary source of the illustrated novel, really.”

In the below recording, the discussion about Oldboy starts at 51:47.

Oldboy will start filming in October, and Empire notes that it is slated for a release in 2013.

Actor Josh Brolin (Milk, Men in Black 3), actor Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team), and Olsen have been attached to the remake, which is itself an adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi’s manga.

The Los Angeles Times reported last month that actor Samuel L. Jackson (Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, The Avengers) has joined the cast as a man tortured by the main character, and Grammy-winning musician Bruce Hornsby (Red Hook Summer) will compose the film’s score. Actor Nate Parker (Red Tails, Red Hook Summer, The Secret Life of Bees) is also in negotiations to play a role.

The entertainment trade magazine Variety earlier described the Korean film’s story about “a man who’s kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years. When he’s finally released and begins looking into the reason for his captivity, he soon finds out that his kidnapper has even more torturous plans for him.” (The original manga has the protagonist imprisoned for a different number of years and does not have the Korean film’s added plot twist ending.)[/quote]


#26

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-10-16/variety/james-ransone-replaces-nate-parker-for-oldboy-role

[quote][size=5]Variety: James Ransone Replaces Nate Parker for Oldboy Role[/size]

posted on 2012-10-16 15:30 EDT

Sinister/Inside Man actor to play doctor who works with Elizabeth Olsen’s character


The entertainment trade magazine Variety reported on Tuesday that actor James Ransone (Sinister, Inside Man, The Next Three Days) will replace actor Nate Parker (Red Tails, Red Hook Summer, The Secret Life of Bees) for Spike Lee’s remake of Chan-wook Park’s live-action film Oldboy. Ransone had previously worked with Lee on Inside Man and Red Hook Summer.

Parker had been slated to play a small role of a doctor who works with Elizabeth Olsen’s (Silent House, Martha Marcy May Marlene) character.

Variety added that Parker left the project due to scheduling conflicts with his commitment for the Non-Stop film where he is starring beside Liam Neeson.

Actor Josh Brolin (Milk, Men in Black 3), actor Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team), and Olsen are attached to this planned remake of Chan-wook Park’s live-action film Oldboy, which is itself an adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi’s manga.

Samuel L. Jackson (Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, The Avengers) is also slated to appear in the film as man tortured by the main character, and Grammy-winning musician Bruce Hornsby (Red Hook Summer) will compose the film’s score.

Variety earlier described the Korean film’s story about “a man who’s kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years. When he’s finally released and begins looking into the reason for his captivity, he soon finds out that his kidnapper has even more torturous plans for him.” (The original manga has the protagonist imprisoned for a different number of years and does not have the Korean film’s added plot twist ending.)

The movie began filming this month, and it is slated for a release in 2013. [/quote]


#27

[size=4]Spike Lee’s Oldboy Remake Slated for October 2013[/size]

Spike Lee’s Hollywood remake of Chan-wook Park’s live-action film ‘Oldboy’ is slated to open in the United States on October 11, 2013.

The movie began filming this month and stars actor Josh Brolin (‘Milk’, ‘Men in Black 3’). The film’s cast also includes Sharlto Copley (‘District 9’, ‘The A-Team’), James Ransone (‘Sinister’, ‘Inside Man’, ‘The Next Three Days’), and Elizabeth Olsen.

Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-10-19/spike-lee-oldboy-remake-slated-for-october-2013


#28

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-10-29/oldboy-remake-film-set-pictures-posted

[quote][size=5]Oldboy Remake Film’s Set Pictures Posted[/size]

posted on 2012-10-29 19:15 EDT

Josh Brolin stars in Spike Lee’s remake slated for release in October 2013


The Just Jared entertainment news website has posted 20 images from the set of Spike Lee’s remake of Chan-wook Park’s live-action film Oldboy.

The images feature actor Josh Brolin (Milk, Men in Black 3), actress Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House, Martha Marcy May Marlene), and Lee.

The movie began filming this month, and it is slated for a release on October 11, 2013 in the United States.

Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team), Samuel L. Jackson (Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, The Avengers), and James Ransone (Sinister, Inside Man, The Next Three Days) are also attached to this planned remake of Chan-wook Park’s live-action film Oldboy, which is itself an adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi’s manga.

The entertainment trade publication Variety earlier described the Korean film’s story about “a man who’s kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years. When he’s finally released and begins looking into the reason for his captivity, he soon finds out that his kidnapper has even more torturous plans for him.” (The original manga has the protagonist imprisoned for a different number of years and does not have the Korean film’s added plot twist ending.)[/quote]


#29

[size=5]Josh Brolin Comments on Spike Lee’s Oldboy Remake[/size]

Actor Josh Brolin shared some of his thoughts on Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ remake while promoting his upcoming ‘Gangster Squad’ film. Brolin confirmed that he finished shooting his scenes for the film, stating that initially he was concerned the film would be a “stinker” due to Lee’s unconventional and ultra-violent approach to the material.

He since changed his opinion stating that Lee is a “fantastic” director and he was “blown away” by co-star Elizabeth Olson’s performance.

Brolin also stated that the remake’s only similarity to Park Chan-Wook’s 2003 film is the structure. He followed up by saying:

‘Oldboy’ is slated to open October 11, 2013.

Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-12-18/josh-brolin-comments-on-spike-lee-oldboy-remake