Josh Brolin wanted Park blessing for Old Boy

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A post-Civil War Western film based loosely on the DC Comics character of the same name, "Jonah Hex" chronicles the adventures of a Wild West bounty hunter whose horrifically scarred face and personality hide his honorable nature. Josh Brolin plays the title character while John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender, and Megan Fox also star.
June 11th, 2012

Josh Brolin wanted to get Park Chan-wook's blessing before he agreed to sign up to the remake of 'Old Boy'.

The actor is to star alongside Elizabeth Olsen in a new version of Park's 2003 violent thriller - which is being directed by Spike Lee - but admitted he did have some reservations beforehand.

He told Total Film magazine: ''Spike Lee's doing 'Old Boy' and it's different and the same. I wrote an email to Park, who I really love, when I tried to get him to direct 'Jonah Hex'. I was like, 'If you're not completely into this, then we'll find something else to do together.' But then I said, 'I want your blessing to do 'Old Boy'.' He wrote back this beautiful letter and it said, 'I love remakes and I think it's great, just don't do it exactly like we did.' ''

Josh, 44, recently revealed the remake of 'Old Boy' will be ''severely'' violent.

He said: ''I think we're going to go for it, I think we're going to give 1000 per cent to this one.''