Matthew Vaughn, Danny Boyle Desired for Revived 'Oldboy' Redo
Remember back when there was a remake of Park Chan-wook's Oldboy, or rather a "new adaptation" of the graphic novel, in the works with Will Smith and Steven Spielberg behind it? After we heard about legal troubles that might prevent the film from getting off the ground, the project was declared dead a few months later. However, a tweet from Pajiba says a new draft of the script from Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell) has Mandate Pictures all abuzz. Apparently they're taking the project back to Spielberg, but are also looking at Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) as a possibility to direct, and Danny Boyle (127 Hours) as a back-up.
Since Spielberg is already committed to Robopocalypse as his next feature following completion of his adaptation of War Horse, it's unlikely that he sit in the director's chair. Meanwhile, Matthew Vaughn hasn't lined up a project to follow his current work on X-Men: First Class and Danny Boyle hasn't yet lined up a follow-up project for his recently released 127 Hours. While many fans are certainly opposed to the remake, a new adaptation of the original graphic novel in the hands of the guy who directed Kick-Ass, or a talented director like Boyle sounds fairly enticing. Of course, it's not even a guarantee that this project well ever get off the ground. Only time will tell if an Oldboy remake will ever hit the big screen. What do you think of Danny Boyle or Matthew Vaughn directing an Oldboy remake?