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Sharlto Copley is the next actor to be offered the role of the villain in Oldboy remake

Apr. 12, 2012by:

This is quite an interesting choice.

I'm sure the overall feeling of the OLDBOY American remake from Spike Lee is still glum. Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen are set to star, but one thing is still missing--the villain.

Colin Firth and Clive Owen have both been asked to take on this role. Both actors dropped the project leaving Mandate Pictures on the hunt to find someone else. Recently, the role was offered to DISTRICT 9's Sharlto Copley.

Copley is in early talks to play the role of, "a mysterious billionaire out to destroy the protag's life, while Olsen will play a caseworker who helps Brolin's character investigate the past. " While I do like Copley, this is a rather odd decision. I'm interested in seeing what he brings to the table if he signs on.

But honestly, I'm way more interested in Copley's reteam with Neil Blomkamp for ELYSIUM.

Source: Variety

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9:13AM on 04/13/2012
Would be good casting. I just don't think the movie will be very good.
Would be good casting. I just don't think the movie will be very good.
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6:05AM on 04/13/2012
as a fan of the original film this make me sadder with each story. not that this wouldnt be a solid choice for a villain, but it just seems Lee is kind of grabbing at straws and doesnt know which way to go.
as a fan of the original film this make me sadder with each story. not that this wouldnt be a solid choice for a villain, but it just seems Lee is kind of grabbing at straws and doesnt know which way to go.
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12:20AM on 04/13/2012
It seems Spike Lee is using the story from the OldBoy manga/comic series which has a very UN-climatic ending. I thought the director of the Korean Oldboy film did a great job in improving the initial comic book story by adding in more action and a much better ending. Hard to see how this is going to have any impact. Maybe Spike Lee will surprise.
It seems Spike Lee is using the story from the OldBoy manga/comic series which has a very UN-climatic ending. I thought the director of the Korean Oldboy film did a great job in improving the initial comic book story by adding in more action and a much better ending. Hard to see how this is going to have any impact. Maybe Spike Lee will surprise.
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11:33PM on 04/12/2012
I'll let everyone else complain about the remake. If it IS being made though, Copley as the villain is pretty fucking brilliant IMO. The guy's got a sort of twisted charisma to him, would actually make him perfect for the role.
I'll let everyone else complain about the remake. If it IS being made though, Copley as the villain is pretty fucking brilliant IMO. The guy's got a sort of twisted charisma to him, would actually make him perfect for the role.
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11:06PM on 04/12/2012

FUCK!! This thing is harder to kill than a fetus in it's third trimester

Fucking kill this thing already. Copley is a great actor and would love to see him do great things. But he needs to back the fuck down! Owen and Firth walking away should say something. He's going to wise up and pass. Do the A-Team 2 instead of this basterdly bullshit.
Fucking kill this thing already. Copley is a great actor and would love to see him do great things. But he needs to back the fuck down! Owen and Firth walking away should say something. He's going to wise up and pass. Do the A-Team 2 instead of this basterdly bullshit.
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