Deadline has confirmed that Josh Brolin will star in the remake of Oldboy, the middle chapter of South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook’s “Vengeance Trilogy”.
The new version of 2003’s Oldboy, seemingly retitled Old Boy, was previously announced as being directed by Spike Lee, with an adapted screenplay by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Thor).
The film concerns a man, originally depicted as Dae-su Oh (Min-sik Choi), who has been locked away for 15 years for reasons he doesn’t comprehend. When released, he is told he has four days to discover why or his daughter will be killed.
Vertigo Entertainment will produce with Lee’s 40 Acres & A Mule. The film should begin production in June.
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