Earlier this month, it was announced that Steven Spielberg and Will Smith were in discussions to collaborate on a remake of Chan Wook-park’s Oldboy. Not so, says Will Smith in an interview with Film School Rejects. Instead, their new DreamWorks Pictures project will be an adaptation of the comics by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi.
We’re looking at that right now. Not the film though, it’s the original source material. There’s the original comics of ‘Oldboy’ that they made the first film from. And that’s what we’re working from, not an adaptation of the film…,” said Smith.
Spielberg is currently looking for a writer to begin the development process. Universal Pictures will distribute.