Spike Lee to direct Oldboy remake by Philip Gowman posted 12 Jul 2011 updated 4 Mar 2019 in Film & TV. < 1 minute read Spike Lee confirmed as director of Oldboy remake — a “shocking but intriguing prospect” (Twitch). But do we really need it? http://bit.ly/qzR94v #. John Brolin to take Choi Min-sik’s role. Christian Bale suggested for Yu Ji-tae’s.