Watch The Trailer To Spike Lee’s Version Of Oldboy Brandon Caldwell July 11, 2013 TV/Movies 1 Comment If comic book fans already have a built in disdain for Hollywood directors picking up material and not necessarily sticking to the original source then manga fans should have even more disdain about it. The 2003 Korean revenge flick Oldboy is revered in cinema circles overseas and fans of the Old Boy manga. It’s a story about vengeance from the aspect of being locked in captivity for nearly twenty years. Should be easy material for a remake, right? Wrong. As much as I happen to love Spike Lee as a director, you can honestly say that he hasn’t necessarily hit a film out of the park since 2006’s Inside Man. That’s seven years ago. He does have a bit of charm about him in picking different films such as his underrted World War II pic Miralce At St. Anna and his two documentaries on Hurricane Katrina but him being behind the lens for Oldboy is either going to drive folks up a cliff or make them plop down in theaters to figure out how does Josh Brolin reconnect with the world after twenty years of imprisonment inside of a hotel room and given the opportunity to exact revenge on those who did this to him. Plus, there’s Samuel L. Jackson being menacing with a blonde mohawk so take that for what it’s worth. Also, it’s another potentially dope movie that Will Smith passed on to film After Earth because America needs him sitting in a chair for an hour and forty minutes. We’ll see how Spike’s version of Old Boy works when its released in October. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr One Response USA: Spike Lee film on Hurricane Katrina | Dear Kitty. Some blog August 10, 2013 […] Watch The Trailer To Spike Lee’s Version Of Oldboy (dayandadream.com) […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.