Steven Spielberg Turns Will Smith into ‘Oldboy’
Following his work on Tintin, director Steven Spielberg is expected to work alongside Will Smith on an English-language remake of the 2003 Korean film Oldboy.
Variety reports that DreamWorks is securing the film rights for Spielberg and the film would be among the first under its new distribution deal with Universal Studios.
The trade says the original film tells of “a man gets kidnapped and held in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. Suddenly, he’s released and given money, a cell phone and clothes and is set on a path to discover who destroyed his life so he can take revenge."
Spielberg is said to be seeking a writer while the rights are being obtained.