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Josh Brolin Signs on For Spike Lee’s Oldboy Remake

By on August 30, 2011
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Josh Brolin has signed on to play the lead in Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy, it was reported by Deadline recently.

The original Korean movie, a twisted revenge tale, is based on the manga by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya and centers on a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years in a hotel room without ever understanding his captor’s motives.

When he finally earns his freedom, he discovers he must uncover the mysterious captor’s motives for his imprisonment.

If he doesn’t unravel the mystery within five days, his former abductor will kill a recent female friend.

Some differences exist between the Japanese manga and the original Korean movie.

Screenwriter Mark Protosevich (Thor, I am Legend, Jurassic Park 4) is said to be using both the film and the manga as the basis for Spike’s Lee’s script.