July 13th, 2011
09:12 AM ET
After directing TV projects for the past few years, Spike Lee is moving back to movies.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Lee will helm an English remake of the South Korean thriller "Oldboy," from filmmaker Chan-wook Park.
According to the Times, Lee is stepping up to the plate after more than one attempt at re-envisioning the film fell to the wayside, including one that had Steven Spielberg and Will Smith attached to it.
The movie tells the story of a man who was kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years and doesn't know why. After he's released he tries to find out why he was locked away and then learns that his kidnapper has got more torture in store for him. "Thor" and "I Am Legend" screenwriter Mark Protosevich is penning the script for the adaptation.
Lee, for one, seems ready to tackle the project. "Wake Up. I been up since 430am. On the way to the set of THE NEW SPIKE LEE JOINT," he tweeted Monday. "Today is 1st Day of Shooting.Awwwwwwwwwwww Sheeeeeeeeeeeeet."
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