Back in 2008, director Steven Spielberg was planning to helm an adaptation of Oldboy with Will Smith as the lead. Instead, Spike Lee will take over as director, ComingSoon reports.
Oldboy was originally created in the mid 1990s as a Japanese manga series written by Garon Tsuchiya and illustrated by Nobuaki Minegishi. Director Chan-wook Park was the first to adapt the story into the acclaimed 2003 South Korean movie of the same name which won the the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Before Spielberg's version was canceled, it was reported that the director was going back to the original manga for the script, and would not remake Park's movie. What Is Oldboy? >> Posted 07.12.11 by Ryan