We’ve reported recently on Spike Lee’s latest musings and rants on Hollywood’s money club and his view from outside the circle. But Spike may have a smile on his face today as the filmmaker is getting back to work after three years.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spike has been tapped to work on a remake of Old Boy, a South Korean film. In 2004, the original movie met rave reviews winning the Grand Prize Jury Award at that year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The English-language remake has had some high-profile flirtations, with Steven Spielberg and Will Smith once circling.

In making the announcement, Mandate describes the story “of a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughter’s birthday. For fifteen years, he is held captive, and, upon his release, must begin his journey to find the reason for his imprisonment. He soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than his solitary confinement.”


While Spike has put out some quality television documentaries over the past few years, we’re glad to see him heading back to the work he loves.

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