Spike Lee's back in the (feature) director's chair
July 13th, 2011
09:12 AM ET

Spike Lee's back in the (feature) director's chair

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."

Filed under: Celebrities • movies

soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. @TASTEofthaGO

    oldboy was a great movie better do it justice spike...but what's up wit that hat???

    July 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Skippy

    Don't like Spike Lee.
    Don't care, either!

    July 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rasta

    Where's a good drive-by when you need one?

    July 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. damaion williams

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttt. spike keep dem good movies coming. cause ur sorryass knicks aint go when win a championship no time soon. go heeeaaattt. d\wade

    July 13, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Deshawn Stevenson

      Yeah, go Heat... back to the drawing board 'cause you can't beat the Mavs, sucka.

      July 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deshawn Stevenson

      BTW, the Knicks may be losers, but being second place simply makes you the first place loser. Losers will be losers... speaking of which... I heard Carmelo and LeBron are going to play some golf at the course this afternoon...

      July 13, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ damaion williams

      What's "sorryass" is your grammar.

      July 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. big berd

    Let me guess. It will be another black movie. See, he's not hard to figure out. Make a black movie for blacks and I get 100% of that demographic. Then i get the stupid white people, who would watch cardboard dry and if you put in an explosion. Figure that was a good movie.

    As a director he sucks.

    HEY SPIKE, make a white movie. See how well you do 8)

    July 13, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Kurt

      Is there something about making a sharp distinction between 'black' and 'white' and especially for movies that makes you feel better about some part of yourself that isn't progressive enough to fit in with the way of the world now, or are you just blatantly ignorant because you can't help it.

      July 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • roger gore

      the inside job fact check first

      July 13, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • sad

      roger, I wouldn't take a guy named "big berd" all too seriously... can't even spell "bird" correctly... what a tool.

      Different alias, same stupid troll.

      July 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • readingisfundamental

      "According to the Los Angeles Times, Lee will helm an English remake of the South Korean thriller "Oldboy," from filmmaker Chan-wook Park."
      It is not a "black movie." Go back and read the article.

      July 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      You sound foolish. What color have to do with his films. You need a JOB..... because you are a RED NECK just talking from the side of your neck.

      July 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hey Yo

    Awwwwwwwwwwww Sheeeeeeeeeeeeet

    July 13, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |

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