I still don’t know what to make of Spike Lee‘s upcoming Oldboy remake. The original remains an all-time classic for me, while Spike Lee still remains a very interesting filmmaker to keep an eye on.
He sort of amazed me last year with the under-appreciated Red Hook Summer, which has me hoping for the best when it comes to his Oldboy adaptation.
I guess if anything I’m just curious to see how much of his own unique spin ends up getting stamped onto the film. The poster already calls it a Spike Lee joint, which is so weird when thinking about Oldboy.
At least the studio is giving the property to someone interesting and not a typical, by-the-books director like Len Wiseman or something.
Oldboy hits theaters on October 11th, 2013.