Samuel L. Jackson Joins the Cast of Oldboy Remake
I don’t know what it is but American companies really like remaking Asian films. There was that whole J-horror craze that happened a few years back and just last year Mandate announced that Spike Lee would be remaking the South Korean revenge film Oldboy with Josh Brolin stepping into the frizzy hair and hammer of Dae-su Oh, the protagonist who was locked in a room for 15 years. For the uninitiated, Oldboy is about Dae-su being released from the room, tracking down the people who put him there and beating the fuck out of them with skills he learned from watching television.
One of the recipients of this rage in the remake has just been announced. Samuel L. Jackson has joined the film as the receiving end of one of the most brutal scenes in the entire movie. Mr. Jackson will be the one who has 15 of his teeth removed with the claw end of a hammer. Well, his counterpart at least. The film will not be removing Samuel’s teeth but will involve some other kind of torture.