Park Chan-wook talks Old Boy remake
Whilst promoting Stoker, Park Chan-wook has been asked about his involvement in the remake of Old Boy.
Park Chan-wook has been out promoting his English language debut, the largely well received Stoker, and inevitably he has been asked about the Old Boy remake directed by Spike Lee and his level of involvement with it. Talking to The Wall Street Journal, he revealed that "I'm involved in the film as much as how I'd like if I were doing a remake of another filmmaker's film, how I'd like that original filmmaker to be involved in my remake".
He went on to explain "That, in other words, is nothing. I'm not involved. I don't really want to know anything about it. I want to close my eyes and ears to the remake. I want to go to the cinema as soon as it's out and I want to be amazed.”
It's a nice approach from the director and one that will alleviate some of the stress from Spike Lee as he attempts to remake such a well regarded modern classic. Whilst he's taking a hands off approach to the film he certainly doesn't seem averse to it and is in fact quite clearly looking forward to it by the tone of the comment.
Here's hoping the film does manage to amaze him, in a good way, when it's released in December. Our own interview with Park Chan-wook can be found here.
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