When they said that a Hollywood remake of the cult-classic Korean film OldBoy was in the works, fans were sent into a (very vocal) uproar. Screenwriter Mark Protosevich has had the unfortunate fate of shepherding this hated remake through years and years of development – starting with a version Will Smith and Steven Spielberg were attached to – only to watch that dream crumble and eventually get rebuilt into the current version starring Josh Brolin.
However, it was when director Spike Lee came onboard that the fans’ outrage kicked into high-gear. It’s one thing to give a beloved foreign film a Hollywood polish; it’s another thing entirely to place that beloved film in the hands of a director whose personality and flare for controversy often ...
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