Sharlto Copley On The OLD BOY Remake

By AMC July 26, 2012

Sharlto Copley (“District 9,” “The A Team”) is busy promoting his upcoming sci-fi drama “Elysium” (written and directed by “District 9” helmer Neill Blomkamp). But in the midst of the press rounds for that film MTV asked the actor about his role as the central villain in Spike Lee’s remake of Park Chan-wook's "Oldboy" (now titled the two-word “Old Boy” as was the manga series by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi that the story is derived from).

Here is what Copley had to say:

"They've been very true to the spirit of it. Its dark, it's gritty. They're not sort of softening it, which to me was important. And I'm very excited about that movie. I'm very excited about working with Spike and with Josh (Brolin). I think it's going to be a film that is really worth redoing and make that idea that is such an unbelievable story accessible to maybe more people than it was originally."


“Old Boy” follows a man named Joe who is captured and imprisoned in a hotel room for over two decades (15 years in the original) with no understanding as to why. When he is suddenly released, he's told that he has just four days to determine the reason for his imprisonment.

Source: Coming Soon

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