Samuel L. Jackson Joining Spike Lee's Oldboy Remake
Kyle 2012/08/19 20:55:31
Once upon a time, Samuel L. Jackson was a go-to actor in Spike Lee’s stable, having appeared in such films as School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues and Jungle Fever.
And while Jackson acts in roughly four movies per year, he hasn’t
appeared in an official Spike Lee “joint” in far too long. (His
commitments to Marvel and various Quentin Tarantino films tend to get in
The L.A. Times
says that’s about to change, reporting that Jackson and musician Bruce
Hornsby both have been linked to Lee’s English-language remake of
Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy, a revenge thriller that Lee’s about to begin filming in New York and Louisiana.
An anonymous source would not elaborate on Jacksons’ involvement in the
picture, though the Times elaborates that Sam would play a villain who
is brutally tortured by Josh Brolin’s character – a man who has been detained
by mysterious adversaries for years with no explanation. If you know
Park’s movie, you remember the scene with the teeth. And the hammer.
Lee’s movie won’t use teeth, but Jackson (if he gets that role) is in for something far more wicked.
Hornsby, meanwhile, will contribute the film’s score, having recently worked on Lee’s Lakers documentary, Kobe Doin’ Work, as well as the recent Red Hook Summer, in select theaters now. Of the Oldboy
score, Hornsby suggests that he is “working on a few things, and I'll
send them to Spike soon. The 'D' word [‘darkness’] has been spoken to me
by him, but I think the score will also run the gamut.”
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