It’s that time of year again, the rumors surrounding the much talked about Oldboy remake, have started up again. Apparently Mandate Pictures is sending out a new draft to some high profile directors. Names like Danny Boyle, Steven Spielberg and Matthew Vaughn are all names being tossed around in regards to the director role.
Now it should be noted that this information should be taken with a grain of salt. It is by no means confirmed or even highly likely. Of course it would be amazing to see any of these directors take over the remake but if they actually will remains to be seen.
For those unfamiliar with Oldboy, you’re missing out, on a lot. Oldboy is a Korean film made in 2003, and quite frankly, it’s one of the best films of the decade. It’s on my top films of all time list and I’ve been awaiting an American remake for a while now. I’m not expecting it to be anywhere near as good as the original but I’m interested to see how it will be handled.
If you haven’t yet seen the film I highly suggest you go check it out. As for the remake, hopefully we’ll get more news on it soon. We’ll keep you posted.