Oldboy was a hit on the festival circuit and won the Grand Prix in Cannes in 2004. Supposedly, it made such an impression on Quentin Tarantino that he lobbied (unsuccessfully) for Oldboy to receive the Palme d'Or over Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. Justin Lin, director of Better Luck Tomorrow, had been attached to direct the US remake of the South Korean film -- however, Bloody Disgusting reports that, not only is Lin no longer on board, but the film might not happen at all. According to the site, Lin "has a lot of other projects in the works and that the only way he'd make it is if everything 'gelled' together right. He loves the original film and wouldn't want to disrespect it". The film follows a man wrongfully imprisoned who seeks revenge for the lost time. There is way more to the story than that, but it's a complicated and twisted film ... so if you haven't seen it, it's worth taking a look. And don't worry, you'll have plenty of time to catch up since it looks like it could be a while before Hollywood gets their hands on this one.
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