Spike Lee Talks "Inside Man 2" And Park Chan-wook's Reaction To "Oldboy" Remake

Spike Lee Talks "Inside Man 2" And Park Chan-wook's Reaction To "Oldboy" RemakeImage via Imagine Entertainment

Fans of the original, widely revered Oldboy were apprehensive of Spike Lee's American remake, understandably afraid it would prove unnecessary and sully the OG film's reputation. In a recent chat with Vulture, Spike revealed that lead Josh Brolin had the same trepidation, and actually approached the original's director, Park Chan-wook, for his blessing:

We have several homages to it, but we didn't want to do everything. Josh went to meet with Park Chan-wook and ask for his blessing, and one of the things Park said was, "Make your own film. Don't do everything I did."

Spike also touched on the oft-rumored Inside Man sequel and effectively shot down rumors of it ever happening, unfortunately:

Terry George says he has a script for Inside Man 2 sitting in a drawer. Will that ever happen?
I don't care if it is on IMDb. As far as I know, it's on the shelf. That's a question you have to ask the studios, the powers that be: Why hasn't that film had a sequel? They still make sequels.

As cool as a sequel could potentially have been, it's not like Inside Man's ending really called for one, anyway. The film works just fine as an open-and-shut thriller as it is, although it would be awesome to see Jodie Foster's ice-cold fixer again.

Read the full interview, where Spike discusses at length the differences between the two Oldboys, here:

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[via Vulture]

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