Screenwriter Mark Protosevich

December 2, 2013 @ 11:24 am

(SPOILER ALERT: This interview is SPOILER CITY. Do not listen to it until you have at least seen one version of Oldboy or do not mind having the twists and turns revealed to you here)


This is the third and final installment of my Oldboy coverage and was actually the one-on-one interview I was the most looking forward to. As you may know by now, I saw director Spike Lee and screenwriter Mark Protosevich’s version of Oldboy first and then watched the remake two days later. This not only caused me to really enjoy the remake, but also with both films so fresh in my mind I was instantly able to pick out the changes that Mark made when adapting the cult film for American audiences. 


Mark Protosevich and I go through all the differences between the two films, why he felt they were necessary, the pressures of adapting a true cult phenomenon, restructuring the twist, where this twist ranks in the pantheon of famous movie twists and much much more! If you are a fan of Oldboy, original, remake or both, you MUST listen to this fascinating interview at some point! It’s rare that you get to break down a project, spoilers and all, with the man who crafted each and every moment on a keyboard. 

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