Spike Lee is one busy, busy man.
With already one feature film out in 2012, Red Hook Summer, Lee is now anxiously awaiting the public debut of his latest project, the documentary Bad 25, which will bow on Thanksgiving Day thanks to ABC, and apparently we’ll be seeing his remake of Park Chan-wook’s Old Boy sooner than we thought.
First, however, is a new clip from the aforementioned Michael Jackson documentary. Looking into the creation of Jackson’s seminal album (one of the obvious many), the film features a handful of interviews from the likes of Martin Scorsese and Kanye West. The brief trailer doesn’t offer up many details, but it’s at least something. And in the ‘something’ pile, a release date has been set for Old Boy. The picture will bow just about a year from now, on October 11, 2013.
That film will star Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, and while a remake for the classic film sounds a tad odd, the cast and crew have this writer interested. I think Lee is an intriguing choice for a film of this nature, something that doesn’t really seem up his alley. I’m a massive fan of the original film, but this is definitely a remake to keep a relatively keen eye on.