He’s been rumored to be up for the role for a while, but now Josh Brolin has officially signed on to star in director Spike Lee‘s remake of Chan-wook Park‘s Korean revenge thriller Oldboy. Having just finished filming Men in Black 3, it looks like Brolin will fit in Oldboy between shooting Gangster Squad for Warner Bros., and Jason Reitman‘s Labor Day, opposite Kate Winslet.
At one time, DreamWorks was looking to pick up the rights to Oldboy, with Steven Spielberg intended to direct Brolin’s Men in Black 3 co-star, Will Smith. Now, Spike Lee is developing the remake from a script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend).
The Book of Eli – Blu-ray and DVD
Flickchart’s Global Ranking: #3590
Total Times Ranked: 4054
Percentage of Times Won: 60.67%
Users Who Have It In Their Top 20: 8
Mary and Max – Blu-ray and DVD
Flickchart’s Global Ranking: #5731
Total Times Ranked: 1205
Percentage of Times Won: 69.92%
Users Who Have It In Their Top 20: 4
When in Rome - Blu-ray and DVD
It’s always fascinating to me to compare all these Flickchart rankings to see what they say about the Flickchart community. For instance, When in Rome has been ranked less than Mary and Max above despite being much higher profile. This tells me: A. That Flickcharters are awesome as a whole and watch good, interesting movies more than bad ones, B. that there are not a lot of females here, and C. Flickcharting guys have as great taste in girls as they do in movies, and they aren’t forced to go see fluff like this.
Flickchart’s Global Ranking: #7775
Total Times Ranked: 818
Percentage of Times Won: 37.77%
Users Who Have It In Their Top 20: 2
Youth in Revolt - Blu-ray and DVD
Flickchart’s Global Ranking: #4630
Total Times Ranked: 2569
Percentage of Times Won: 61.61%
Users Who Have It In Their Top 20: 3