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Spike Lee’s English remake of Chan Wook-Park’s acclaimed 2003 film Oldboy will be out the same year the original film celebrates its 10th anniversary. FilmDistrict announced that the film will be out on Oct. 11, 2013.
According to The Wrap, the action film’s competition that weekend will be George Lucas’ 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Tom Hanks’ Captain Phillips, in which the Cloud Atlas actor plays one of the Americans who were held hostage by Somali pirates, is also currently scheduled for release that day.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the original film starred Min-sik Choi as a man who was kidnapped for 15 years. When released, he goes after his unknown captor. Lee cast Josh Brolin as his star. In Lee’s film, the main character was imprisoned for 20 years for an unknown reason. After he is released, he seeks revenge and tries to discover why he was held captive for so long.
Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley and Elizabeth Olsen also star. The Los Angeles Times notes that the film was penned by I Am Legend writer Mark Protosevich.
NOLA.com reports that Lee started filming Oldboy in New Orleans earlier this month.