Friday, November 07, 2008


Heavy hitters Will Smith and Steven Spielberg are said to be in talks to remake the Korean film "Oldboy." According to Variety, Dreamworks is in the process of securing the rights to the movie that they plan to distribute through 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.

Spielberg had been looking for an opportunity to make a film with 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.

Suprisingly, Spielberg has yet to call me.