Lee is set to direct the South Korean blockbuster “Old Boy,” an adaptation of a manga that won the Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
In making the announcement, Mandate describes the story “of a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughter’s birthday.” For fifteen years, he is held captive, and, upon his release, must begin his journey to find the reason for his imprisonment. He soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than he can imagine.
Will Smith and Steven Spielberg are some of the names that have been associated with the English language remake. For Lee, the movie marks his first feature since his 2008 Miracle at St. Anna.