OldBoy – Hollywood Movie Adaptation

10 12 2008

You probably already know about this already, but…

OldBoy Manga

OldBoy Manga

Steven Spielberg is planning a Hollywood adaptation of OldBoy.

Yes, there already is a korean live-action OldBoy movie adaptation… a polemic one, made by director Chan-wook Park, that became even more polemic with the Virginia Tech massacre incident.

Spielberg’s proposal on this new take, which he talked about on the premiere of his Seven Pounds film, is to get back to the Original Japanese OldBoy Manga.

Will Smith is already confirmed on the cast, and had this to say about it – Quote: “We’re looking at that right now. Not the film though, it’s the original source material. There’s the original comics of Old Boy that they made the first film from. And that’s what we’re working from, not an adaptation of the film….”.

Finally, it seems the script will be made by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Poseidon, The Cell).

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork



2 responses

10 12 2008

I did hear about this last month or so. I really really liked the Old Boy movie and I do own the first volume of the manga (pictured above haha). I’m interested to see how well Spielberg keeps to the manga but I’m a little skeptical as to how Americanized it will be (Will Smith is awesome but really…T_T…).

10 12 2008

100% agreed!
I have the DVD to the korean movie… and though the story isn’t too tied up to the japanese culture (meaning it can be adapted to western culture), I’m also skeptical.
Though I have to admit I’m skeptical to every “Hollywoodification” of anime/manga/asian content.

Quoting Offspring: You gotta keep ‘em separated

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