Pajiba has tweeted a brief update that suggests Mandate Pictures is looking to resurrect a remake of Oldboy, possibly with Steven Spielberg, Matthew Vaughn or Danny Boyle set to direct. Here's the tweet below:
"Protosevich's "Oldboy" script nearly in -- studio high on it. Mandate to re-engage Spielberg, Vaughn; failing that, D. Boyle. #h-woodcog"
This is the first we've heard that Mark Protosevich was writing the remake. We last reported on Oldboy nearly a year ago when it was reported that a deal couldn't be reached between Mandate Pictures and DreamWorks. Steven Spielberg was attached to the remake before the deal fell through. Now it seems Mandate will try and enter negotiations with Steven Spielberg once again, with Matthew Vaughn and possibly Danny Boyle being thrown in the mix as back-ups in case Spielberg opts out.
Interestingly enough, Danny Boyle had been rumored to direct a remake of Lady Vengeance, the last movie in Chan-wook Park's Vengeance Trilogy which also included Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy. The rumor was shot down last March.
We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further news on an Oldboy remake as soon as we have more information.