*Spike Lee is the latest director rumored to be circling the Hollywood remake of Park Chan-Wook´s acclaimed 2003 cult hit “Oldboy” at Mandate Pictures.
The original film detailed a man’s mysterious kidnapping, 15-year imprisonment and feverish quest for revenge upon being released.
Attempts at a remake have been underway since the first film’s release – with Justin Lin and Nicolas Cage pursuing one version, and later Will Smith and Steven Spielberg said to be teaming for another version. Both projects fell apart.
Signs of life began to seep back into the project late last year and now Lee’s name has become linked, according to Twitchfilm. Mark Protosevich (“Thor,” “I Am Legend”) wrote the script while Doug Davison and Roy Lee are producing.