Liberal Arts sweetheart Elizabeth Olsen says Spike Lee's Oldboy isn't redoing the original
September 29 2012
While she'll next be seen in Josh Radnor's Liberal Arts as Zibby, rising star Elizabeth Olsen has spoken out about the forthcoming Oldboy remake from legendary filmmaker Spike Lee.
Talking to Empire the Silent House star explained "It's going to be a different story, just because one - it takes place in a non-descript city in America, and two - it's ten years later, so technology is different. It's practicalities that have had to change.
It's not trying to redo the film - it's coming at it from a different view. As well as focusing on the primary source of the Korean film, for our film there's also the Japanese Manga, so we're using the primary source of the illustrated novel, really."
Oldboy was a '90s Japanese manga series that was adapted into a film by South Korean director Park Chan-wook in 2003 and Olsen also referenced Let Me In and Let The Right One In as two films that came from the same literary source but had different adaptations.
Oldboy is set to start production soon with a stellar cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Brolin and Sharlto Copley.
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