Sharlto Copley was down in San Diego a few weeks ago to promote director Neill Blomkamp's Elysium at Comic-Con. The actor also spoke about his role in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, which is about to go into production very soon.
Spike Lee's Oldboy remake is dark and gritty, according to Sharlto Copley
Here's what the actor had to say, revealing that they are not watering down the dark, gritty tone from Chan-wook Park's original Oldboy.
"They've been very true to the spirit of it. It's dark, it's gritty. They're not sort of softening it, which to me was important. And I'm very excited about that movie. I'm very excited about working with Spike and with Josh (Brolin). I think it's going to be a film that is really worth redoing and make that idea that is such an unbelievable story accessible to maybe more people than it was originally."
We reported back in May that Sharlto Copley had signed on as the primary villain in this reboot. Spike Lee is directing from a screenplay by Mark Protosevich.
Oldboy comes to theaters October 11th, 2013 and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Lance Reddick, Michael Imperioli, James Ransone, Richard Portnow. The film is directed by Spike Lee.