Nerdboy rage took form as Asian film fans were snapping over Will Smith and Steven Spielberg’s plans to adapt the Manga on which the Korean film of the same name comes from.
But the adaptation (not remake) is dead in the water as things just didn’t come together for the project.
My sigh of relief echoed down my vacant and cold street moments ago as I read that the much talked about Will Smith and Steven Spielberg OLDBOY re-imagining is no more. Latino Review reports that Dreamworks and Mandate could not come to terms and the project is essentially scrapped! This could not be better news for our beloved Park Chan-Wook directed revenge with hammers and live squids flick
I know it was the more popular route to be against this adaptation, but I was really curious to see how it would play out with Smith in the lead. He has always been entertaining in action flicks and I have always wanted to see him in something really heavy in the action department.
Sure Smith has whooped some ass in his films, but nothing to the extent of the fisticuffs in Old Boy.
But some people are convinced that Asian films cannot be adapted to the Hollywood Screen, and they will always feel that way until someone does it right. But this was to be another adaptation of the same book and I wanted to see how the two compared, if not just to see Smith in a cool action story.