According to Variety, Steven Spielberg and Will Smith are in early discussions to collaborate on a remake of Chan Wook-park’s Oldboy.
In the 2003 Korean original, a man gets kidnapped and held in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. Suddenly, he’s released and given money, a cell phone and clothes and is set on a path to discover who destroyed his life so he can take revenge. I haven’t seen the original, however it is ranked #117 on IMDB’s Top 250 movies, therefore it must be worth a view.
Spielberg had been looking for an opportunity to make a film with Smith, who would play the kidnapped man if all the pieces fall into place. Spielberg is currently looking for a writer to begin the development process.
Below is the trailer for the original Oldboy, so you can get an idea about what to expect.