Steven Spielberg and Will Smith are currently in talks to remake Chan Wook-Park’s masterpiece, OldBoy, the best installment in his revenge triology. Spielberg’s Dreamworks is currently negotiating for the remake rights. Variety reports:
Spielberg had been looking for an opportunity to make a film with Smith, who would play the kidnapped man if all the pieces fall into place. Spielberg is looking for a writer to begin the development process.
Hollywood sucks. They’ll bastardize this film. Writers will probably water this down for America and change the story to a man seeking revenge after being imprisoned for 15 years because the gun he gave away was used in a robbery-homicide involving some other guy’s daughter, completely eliminating the central theme of incest. Yay for Hollywood! I can’t wait!