In a June interview with GQ Magazine, the fiery director doubled down on those comments.
"If I had to do that over," Lee said, "I would have just taken out a couple motherf*ckers. But I wasn't lying though!"
In addition to "Red Hook Summer," Lee also spoke about progress on the upcoming film "Oldboy." According to Spike, the American remake of the infamously brutal 2003 South Korean flick is currently "waiting for the green light." The movie, which is set to star Josh Brolin, follows the story of a man who's been locked in a hotel room for over a decade without knowing why, and his ensuing quest for vengeance. (Lee was confirmed as director almost a year ago.)
You can read more about Spike's thoughts on "Oldboy," as well as the Wesley Snipes-starring James Brown biopic that never got made, over on GQ
"Red Hook Summer," about a boy from Atlanta who spends the summer with his religious grandfather in the housing projects of Brooklyn, will be in limited release on August 10.