THE PUNISHER star Thomas Jane is among the favourites to land the lead in an English language remake of hit Korean action film Oldboy.

The CHAN-WOON PARK film, which claimed the Best Asian Film award at Sunday's (27MAR05) HONG KONG FILM AWARDS, is based on a Japanese comic book.

The new take on Oldboy will be shot by Justin Lin this summer (05), according to comic book website BLOODYDISGUSTING.COM.

Meanwhile, Jane was spotted checking out Oldboy at a cinema in Los Angeles this weekend (26MAR05).

29/03/2005 02:28