ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype.com had the pleasure of visiting the set of Spike Lee’s upcoming film Oldboy in New Orleans. The film has been controversial to many fans of the original, Chan-wook Park’s 2003 film of the same name, and Lee even spoke about how he sees the films as compared to each other.
“I call it a reinterpretation,” Lee said about the film. “You could have Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘My Favorite Things,’ but when John Coltrane played that, that sh*t sounded different. It’s different, you know? It’s different. The original is a great film and this a reinterpretation of it. It’s not Julie Andrews singing ‘My Favorite Things.’ It’s John Coltrane playing it. That’s the way I look at it.”
You can read the full report, which includes interviews with Lee, screenwriter Mark Protosevich, and stars Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen, as well as a new featurette, by clicking here.
Oldboy follows the story of an advertising executive (Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
Also starring Sharlto Copley, James Ransone and Samuel L. Jackson, Oldboy opens in theaters on November 27.