Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex) has signed on to star in Spike Lee's Remake of 'Oldboy', according to Deadline.
'Oldboy,' originally part of a Manga trilogy written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya, was originally adapted to the big screen in 2003 by South Korean Park Chan-wook. The story centers on a man that is taken from his family and imprisoned in a hotel room for 15 years without knowing why. Once he's set free, he has to navigate around more trouble, all while seeking revenge.
For those of you that have never seen the original film, I highly recommend it. It is absolutely one of the best revenge/vengeance movies you'll ever see. It's 'Taken' meets 'Death Wish' with the humanity feel of 'The Professional.' It'll be interesting to see what Lee and Brolin do with the film and the lead character. Lee could quite possibly pull it off, as he digs deep into the emotions of his films. And he'll require Brolin to show more than pure anger in this role.
The script is being adapted by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend) and is scheduled to start production early next year.