Samuel L. Jackson says Oldboy remake is similar in theme but different in execution
The remake of the popular Korean film, Oldboy, staring Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Brolin and directed by Spike Lee, is slated to be released in America on November 27th. The movie tells the story of an advertising executive (Brolin) who is held in solitary confinement for 20 years, and when he is released he goes on the hunt for the perpetrators. Samuel L. Jackson, who reportedly is sporting a yellow mohawk for the role, recently talked about the similarities and differences between the new film and the original Park Chan Wook movie.
"There are so many things that are different and so many things that are similar, in theme, yes, in execution, not so much. My particular character I just wanted to be interesting and sort of off-key in a physical and sort of temperamental sort of way, and Spike allowed me to bring a lot of stuff with me and use a majority of it, so I'm very pleased."
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Cool stills from the remake!
This mohawk looks like it could be the McDonald's arches.
This man is not happy.
Neither is this man. From the original Oldboy.