There has been a fair amount of discussion about the Spike Lee Oldboy remake, with many fans suggesting tht the film should have been left well alone. With the movie on the verge of its big release, Spike has spoken about the project, revealing what made him agree to make the film.
Lee said to Collider, "Working with Josh, the challenge of doing a reinterpretation because I’ve never done this before, and also knowing there are going to be people who didn’t want us to do it, that it was heresy. It was sacrilegious. And I understand because cult fans are fanatical and it was like we were messing with their mama or something. (Laughs)."
He added, "Josh is a great, great actor. I love him. He loves me. We get along great. And we want to work together many more times. It doesn’t really happen that often, but sometimes we didn’t have to speak because we were thinking the same thing. We had the same outlook. We knew the film we wanted to make. So it was a wonderful experience."
Josh Brolin heads an impressive Oldboy cast, which includes Elizabeth Olsen and Samuel L Jackson, with the movie set to hit the big screen in the US on November 27, before then opening in the UK on December 6. Check out the Oldboy trailer below.