Oldboy's Park Confirms No Involvement in Spike Lee's Remake

posted on 2013-03-04 04:26 AEDT

The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog asked South Korean director Chan-wook Park about Spike Lee's remake of his Oldboy film in an interview posted on Sunday:

Has Spike Lee approached you about his remake of “Oldboy”?

I'm involved in the film as much as how I'd like if I were doing a remake of another filmmaker's film, how I'd like that original filmmaker to be involved in my remake. That, in other words, is nothing. I'm not involved. I don't really want to know anything about it. I want to close my eyes and close my ears to the remake. I want to go to the cinema as soon as it's out and I want to be amazed.

Park's live-action film is itself an adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi's Old Boy manga. Lee shot his remake with Josh Brolin (Milk, Men in Black 3), actress Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House, Martha Marcy May Marlene), Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team), Samuel L. Jackson (Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, The Avengers), and James Ransone (Sinister, Inside Man, The Next Three Days) last fall.

The remake will open in the United States on October 11.

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