NYCC 2013: Spike Lee’s ‘OldBoy’ Hits the New York Comic-Con


Posted October 11, 2013 by


‘OldBoy’, directed by Spike Lee, is surely coming with great anticipation. After red band trailers and posters having emerged, it is shaping up to be a thrilling movie and some of Spike Lee’s finest work. Based on a man (portrayed by Josh Brolin) who was trapped in solitary confinement for 20 years, this man is surely out for vengeance, desperate for a reason as to why he was in such horrible conditions for such a long time.

At the OldBoy panel at the New York Comic-Con today, writer for OldBoy, Mark Protsevich, discussed his reasonings for re-creating the classic movie OldBoy, and stated that since he and Spike Lee were such avid fans of the film, they wanted to re-create it to the best of their ability. Protsevich also expressed that remaking OldBoy wasn’t necessarily in hopes of making a huge amount of profit, as because of the graphical and violent nature of the film, it is unsure if it will become a grandiose Blockbuster hit.

Also in attendance were actor Michael Imperioli, who plays the best friend of Josh Brolin’s character, along with Pom Klementieff, who plays a character that was in the original, named Mr. Han. For the remake though, Mr. Han’s character is now a female, played by Pom.

As the panel continued on after showing footage from the film, Klementieff and Pom talked about what an exciting experience it was working on a film with such a well-known actor as Spike Lee. Both of them seemed eternally grateful and expressed nothing but happiness towards Lee.

If you are a fan of the original Korean film, Protsevich promises to keep a lot of the most iconic scenes in the film in hopes of creating the best adaptation possible, while still letting us know that this is a remake and not a completely new movies. Yet, some of the aspects will change, as this is an American-based movie rather than Korean, and there will be some cultural differences.

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