In an interview with Collider, producer Roy Lee says that the new film is very similar in some ways to the Park Chan-Wook version, but that,
Mark Protosevich has come up with new elements to it that will throw off the audience who have seen the original movie because there are new characters and new situations that present themselves in a way that changes the story but eventually go in the same direction.
I’m concerned about adding characters and elements specifically to mess with the audience that is aware of the existing movie. The film that many of us know and love works specifically because it is an organic thing in which there are curveballs thrown at the audience, but ones which make sense in the context of the film’s story. I’m apprehensive about the idea of creating new stuff that exists only to toy with the audience, but we’ll see how that works out.
Lee also says that there is a “sort of different interpretation of that hallway scene” that they hope will turn out to be Spike Lee’s signature moment in the movie, much as the original hallway fight was a signature aspect of the existing film.
And those worried about whether or not the ending will be watered down in comparison to the Park Chan-wook film shouldn’t worry, as Lee insists,
The ending will be something that the audiences will all be…especially the fans of the original will be very happy with. In fact, some may consider it to be a bit darker.