The American remake of Park Chan-wook's Oldboy has finally met its protagonist. Josh Brolin has been confirmed to take the lead role of Oh Dae-Su--or we should say, Joe.
"[Joe] is a man who, on the day his daughter is born, is captured and imprisoned in a hotel room for over two decades (15 years in the original) with no understanding as to why. When he is suddenly released, he's told that he has just four days to determine the reason for his imprisonment and, if he cannot, his daughter will be killed."
The film will officially be named Old Boy and fans should expect to see production start in 2012. We've gotten used to the idea of having Spike Lee as the director of this remake, but how do you feel about this casting? I've enjoyed his past roles in films like True Grit, No Country For Old Men, and Milk, so I'm looking forward to seeing what Brolin can give us this time.