Steven Spielberg and Will Smith are in early discussions to collaborate on a remake of Chan Wook-park’s Oldboy, says Variety. DreamWorks is in the process of securing the remake rights, and the new film will be distributed by Universal.
In the 2003 Korean original, 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.
Smith who would play the kidnapped man if all the pieces fall into place. Spielberg is looking for a writer to begin the development process.
Spielberg is next expected to direct Tintin.