There has been a very common trend amongst movie production companies of producing remakes of movies. This trend was originally pretty limited to older movies, but now the limitations have expanded. These remakes now encompass that of foreign films. One of the more recent films to undergo this remake treatment is the South Korean film “Oldboy” (2003). This is a film (based upon an anime) where the main character is imprisoned for 15 years with no apparent reason is set free and seeks vengeance. This film was just recently remade by the director Spike Lee. It seems that within this remake culture we now reside in, that original and creative material is built upon and modernized in order to better connect with whichever audience is being targeted, which in this case, is the American movie goers.
Oldboy remake trailer: