The Spike Lee directed Oldboy remake has long been talked about, and since being announced, a few key cast members have been attached. Josh Brolin is in line to star in the film, alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copely, and Samuel L. Jackson. Ever since those announcements, however, the film has been slow on the news end, until now.
BoxOfficeMojo reports that the film is set for an October 11th, 2013 release date, which is just less than a year away at this point. That means the film will inevitably begin gearing up for shooting, probably within the next few months. Lee has been busy with Red Hook Summer and its promotion, which he was in the middle of shooting when he was announced as the Oldboy remake director.
Expect a lot of updates in the coming months as that date begins to shrink the window of possible production time, as it typically takes 6 months after shooting to prep a major studio movie for release. However, Lee is known for shooting quickly and under the radar, so it might be a few more months before things get started, and of course, even though a date is set, that doesn’t mean the film will stay on track, or for that matter, ever even happen.