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Spike Lee to direct 'Oldboy' remake

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Spike Lee at the after party for the closing night of the Broadway musical 'Fela!'

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Spike Lee has signed on to direct a remake of 2003 thriller Oldboy, Mandate Pictures has announced.

The original South Korean film was directed by Park Chan-wook, and won the 2004 Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Mark Protosevich has adapted the screenplay and will co-produce the film along with Roy Lee and Doug Davison.

The film deals with a man who is kidnapped at his daughter's birthday party and held in solitary confinement for 15 years with no explanation.

When released he embarks on a vengeance mission against those who ruined his life.

Will Smith and Steven Spielberg were attached to a remake of the film, but the project had stalled by 2009.

Watch the trailer for the original Oldboy below:

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