As much as the thought of an American remake of Chan-wook Park's 'Oldboy' makes our skin crawl, we can't help but remain interested in this project. Sure, the very concept sounds like a train wreck on paper, but when you put a virtuoso like Spike Lee in the director's seat and actors like Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley and Elizabeth Olsen in front of the camera, you've gone and got our attention. The lastest news has only further piqued our interest: Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast.
After the failure of 'Miracle of St. Anna,' Spike Lee has been doing a lot of television and documentary work, which is a shame, because Lee is one of the great American directors. So we welcome his return to feature films with 'Red Hook Summer,' which not only brings him back to New York, but also to his character from 'Do the Right Thing.'