Where Oldboy dealt with a man imprisoned for 14 years before being released with no explanation, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance follows a deaf, mute man desperate to do anything for his kidney-failing sister, and another man who loses his daughter in the process. New scribe Brian Tucker, who wrote the still-in-development Broken City (about a corrupt mayoral election), has been tapped to write the script.
At the very least, there won't be the WTF backlash of wondering why and how Spielberg and Smith are circling such vengeance, but you'd think they might have taken a cue from the shrieks of relief when Oldboy suffered its huge production blow last year. Nope. Anyone want to make bets on how long it will take for Sympathy for Lady Vengeance to get caught in the remake trap?