Nate Parker is in talks to reteam with his Red Hook Summer director Spike Lee for the remake of the South Korean revenge thriller Oldboy, Variety reports.
Based on the manga series by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi, Oldboy centers on a man kidnapped and held captive for 15 years with only a television for company. When he’s suddenly released, he sets out to discover the identity of his captor and the reason for his imprisonment, only to find that his kidnapper has even worse plans for him. Director Park Chan-Wook’s original film, released in 2003, won the Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
Lee’s remake stars Josh Brolin as the kidnapped man, Elizabeth Olsen as the caseworker who helps to investigate his past, and Sharlto Copley as the mysterious billionaire out to destroy him. Samuel L. Jackson signed on just last month in a small but memorable role. Parker, who’s also appeared in Red Tails and The Great Debaters, would play a doctor who works with Olsen.
Oldboy begins shooting this fall in Louisiana and New York.
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