Sharlto Copley To Be Villain In Oldboy Remake, Man In Pit Of Corpses In Open Grave

Here’s two new bits of casting news, conveniently tied together by one actor. According to an article over at Deadline, South African actor Sharlto Copley has been closed his deal to play the villain role in Spike Lee’s adaptation of Oldboy. The role was previously offered to Colin Firth, Christian Bale and Clive Owen, all of whom eventually turned it down.

In Park Chan-Wook’s film, the main antagonist was Lee Woo-Jin (renamed Adrian Pryce for the American adaptation), played with an equal amount of charisma and creepiness by Yoo Ji-Tae. Sharlto Copley has already won a lot of favour for his role as Wikus, the prawnitis-afflicted protagonist of District 9, so it will definitely be interesting to see him in a villain role.

Before he begins work on Oldboy, however, he will be heading over to Hungary to play the lead in Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s Open Grave, a thriller about a man who wakes up in a pit full of dead bodies and only a few scattered memories of committing horrible murders. Sounds like me the morning after I went to see Bratz The Movie.

Vincent D'Onofrio On Why It Is Personal For Wilson Fisk

sollies-copiz

Delcourt Closes Soleil Offices In Toulon

Heroes of the storm

Blizzard's Heroes Of The Storm Moba Gets A Release Date

Good Vs. Bad: A Tale of Two Trailers - Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

"They're Dinosaurs; Wow Enough." - Jurassic World Global Trailer Hits Web

Lying In The Gutters - 20th April 2015 - Off To See The Avengers

kano_ripping-heart-out_mortal-kombat

Klassic Fatalities DLC Coming To Mortal Kombat X?

An Honest Trailer For A Teaser Trailer - Batman Vs. Superman: Rush To Justice League

Late: Sabrina, Marvel Collectors Corps And Powers

disney-infinity-600x379

Rumour: Disney Infinity 3.0 Leak Claims Tron, Mulan And Inside Out Characters Coming