There's been much talk about the Oldboy remake, set to star Will Smith with Steven Spielberg directing, and Smith recently had something to say about his new project. Film School Rejects caught up with Smith at the premiere of Seven Pounds, where Smith indicated that the film is not a straight-up remake of the original Chan-wook Park film.
We're looking at that right now. Not the film though, it's the original source material. There's the original comics of 'Oldboy' that they made the first film from. And that's what we're working from, not an adaptation of the film...," said Smith.
The article goes on to say that Spielberg didn't purchase the rights to the original film, but he picked up the rights to the comic books. We'll certainly keep you posted on any developments surrounding this new film.