When I heard that they were remaking Chan-wook Park’s OLDBOY (2003) I’ll admit that I was hesitant. Now if anything I am just curious to see how they change the film. The original film is already a classic. What will Spike Lee bring to the table to deliver the same punch? Here is the official one-sheet poster for the new film. The logo itself is Josh Brolin’s own handwriting.
Synopsis: OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. Co-starring Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, OLDBOY was directed by Spike Lee, from a script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell, Thor). The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane.
OLDBOY, starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson and Sharlto Copley. The film is written by Mark Protosevich and directed by Spike Lee.
OLDBOY opens October 25, 2013 in theatres.