Colin Firth offered role of the villain in Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ remake

I was never a fan of this Oldboy remake nonsense as I believe the original Korean film is one of the finest films ever made, and I just don’t see how an American remake will have quite the same impact. However, when Josh Brolin was cast in the lead I started to believe that there was just a very very slim chance this may work. See, I think Josh Brolin is a great actor, and even though he is no Min-Sik Choi, he just might pull this off.

News from Twitch is that Colin Firth has been offered the role of the villain of the film, now this is very interesting. Colin Firth usually plays rather pleasant chaps, but there was a darkness to his character in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy which I liked, and hinted that the actor could very well pull off a serious bad guy if given the chance.

The script has been adapted by Mark Protosevich, who will also co-produce.Roy Lee and Doug Davison will also produce under Vertigo Entertainment and Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule. Mandate president Nathan Kahane will executive produce.

Synopsis for the original film:

An average man is kidnapped and imprisoned in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. He then is released, equipped with money, a cellphone and expensive clothes. As he strives to explain his imprisonment and get his revenge, Oh Dae-Su soon finds out that his kidnapper has a greater plan for him and is set onto a path of pain and suffering in an attempt to uncover the motive of his mysterious tormentor.

By Matt Wavish

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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