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Sharlto Copley has opened up about starring in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake. The District 9 star praised his director, describing him as an "artist", and insisted that the remake was not developed for commercial reasons. "It's such a good story. Something like this only comes along very rarely, and it seems perfectly reasonable to have a reimagining of it," he told Empire. "Very often Hollywood will remake something just because there's a built-in audience, just for the commercial aspect of doing it. That's fair enough, I guess. But with this, if you look at the people who have got involved, it's more for the creative drive." He added: "It's not a massive franchise that you're trying to reboot or something that's going (more) »

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