Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Gets A Release Date, Will Arrive In Time To Creep You Out Next Halloween

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 19, 2012 2:35 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
It's a pretty good time to be a Spike Lee fan. Not only did he drop his latest feature "Red Hook Summer" this year, he's got the critically acclaimed and pretty awesome looking "Bad 25" ready to go, opening in limited release today and hitting TVs across the nation on Thanksgiving. And the busy director isn't stopping, with work getting underway on "Oldboy" and now a release date has been stamped out.

Ziggy From 'The Wire' Replaces Nate Parker In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

  • By Joe Cunningham
  • |
  • October 17, 2012 10:35 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Whether you like it or not there’s a U.S. remake of “Oldboy” on the way. Some will find comfort in the fact that it’s being brought back to the screens by Spike Lee, but others will never be won over that this is a good idea. The big names attached to the project (which is currently gearing up to go in front of cameras) are Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen, and Nate Parker. Well, at least that was the case until recently; Nate Parker has had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

FilmDistrict To Distribute Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' With Josh Brolin & Elizabeth Olsen

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • September 7, 2012 11:25 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Spike Lee's on the comeback trail these days -- the ever-controversial auteur roared back with his intimate, personal "Red Hook Summer" at Sundance this year, with the film hitting theaters last month, and followed it up swiftly with his affectionate, fascinating Michael Jackson documentary "Bad 25," which premiered at Venice a week ago, and will air (in slightly edited form) on ABC on Thanksgiving weekend.

'Red Hook Summer' Star Nate Parker Lines Up Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'; 'Bad 25' Michael Jackson DVD To Appear Early 2013

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • September 4, 2012 9:40 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Hot off his collaboration with Spike Lee in "Red Hook Summer," Nate Parker is in negotiations to star in Lee's remake of South Korean favorite, "Oldboy." Parker would play a doctor who works with Elizabeth Olsen's character. If the deal goes through, Parker would join a cast that already includes Olsen, Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Samuel L. Jackson Joins Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' In Small Role, Bruce Hornsby Will Score

  • By Rodrigo Perez
  • |
  • August 18, 2012 12:33 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
While they recently shared the stage at the 2012 BET Awards, it's hard to believe that Samuel L. Jackson hasn't been in a Spike Lee movie in twenty one years; 1991's "Jungle Fever." But that's all about to change. With four feature-length collaborations under their belts (including "School Daze," "Do The Right Thing" and "Mo Better Blues"), the duo are finally going to make a fifth: Jackson has landed a small, but pivotal role in Lee's upcoming adaptation of the second installment of Park Chan-wook's celebrated vengeance trilogy, "Oldboy." 

Spike Lee Talks About Making Documentary On Michael Jackson's 'Bad', 'Go Brazil Go'; 'Oldboy' Is Still Waiting For A Green Light

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • June 13, 2012 4:11 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
For every "Girl 6," "She Hate Me" or "Miracle at St. Anna" in filmmaker Spike Lee's oeuvre there's not only a great feature to offset it ("25th Hour," "He Got Game," "Inside Man"), but several, fantastic documentaries ("4 Little Girls," "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" "If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise") as well. One could even argue if Lee's feature career got a little uneven later in the game (which is still very debatable), his documentaries -- some of them his best work, period -- never faltered.

Josh Brolin Says Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake Will Keep Hammer Fight & Octopus-Eating; Has Blessing From Park Chan-Wook

  • By Simon Dang
  • |
  • May 7, 2012 10:45 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
So many actors and actresses have been linked with Spike Lee's "Oldboy" remake that we have trouble recalling which ones actually scored the roles but things look to be settling down with "District 9" star Sharlto Copley joining Josh Brolin, taking the villain role last week, while Elizabeth Olsen is eyeing the female lead. From early in its conception, the project has been noted as drawing more from the graphic novel source rather than being a direct remake of Park Chan-wook's film but the biggest question has always been where and how Mark Protosevich's script differs.

'District 9' Star Sharlto Copley Takes The Villain Role In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 1, 2012 4:57 PM
  • |
  • 10 Comments
After cycling through Colin Firth and Clive Owen, Spike Lee is hoping he's finally found the villain for his brewing remake of "Oldboy."

Elizabeth Olsen Confirms 'Oldboy' Conversations; Says She's A "Huge Fan" Of Spike Lee

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 5, 2012 4:22 PM
  • |
  • 9 Comments
Rising actres Elizabeth Olsen is certainly doing her best to put a little bit of variety on her filmography. Of course, the actress broke out in the cult drama "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and since then, she's appeared in a few different films, ranging from this year's Sundance entries, the dramedy "Liberal Arts" and the thriller "Red Lights," and this weekend she'll star in the flat out horror vehicle "Silent House." But just last week, word cropped up of another possible project, with reports surfacing that Olsen had been offered the female lead in Spike Lee's "Oldboy" remake. And as Olsen tells, she's indeed eyeing the movie and would take it the role in a heartbeat.

Elizabeth Olsen The Latest Actress Offered The Role Of Marie In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 28, 2012 7:19 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
While Spike Lee and the team behind "Oldboy" haven't yet found their leading lady, you gotta at least respect that they are going for some pretty solid talent. Rooney Mara was the first one to be offered the female lead in the film, before passing on it while Mia Wasikowska was also sought to join before the end of the year. Alas that didn't work out either, as yet another offer is going out, this time to rising "Martha Marcy May Marlene" star and recent Spirit Award nominee Elizabeth Olsen.

Email Updates

Recent Comments