In the process of catching up on the iMDB.com top 250 films, I decided to watch the Chan Wook-Park 2003 film Oldboy.
I was specifically interested in this film because Spike Lee's remake is coming out in a few week's staring Josh Brolin.
It's one of those films where the set up is very controlled and the story places out methodically (but surprisingly) one scene-after-scene to it's final compelling climax with all the reveals and mysterious finally unraveled.
There has been talk for awhile for a remake with various cast members and directors. The new version staring Josh Brolin directed by Spike Lee certainly looks equally interesting and stylized. Watching the trailer it seems like Spike Lee has definitely taken the general tone, story and imagry that was associated with the initial film.
Will I watch the Spike Lee version? Probably not - knowing where the film is going takes away the intrigue for me, and I don't feel the need to watch this film again (even a different version). It's dark nature doesn't compel me to revisit it, at least anytime soon.