Last Monday, Film District released the official poster of "Oldboy" and today, we have the brand new red band trailer. Spike Lee is remaking Chan-wook Park's 2003 original called "Oldeuboi." The Korean art-house hit was based on a Japanese manga series and won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The film eventually became a part of Park's Vengeance trilogy which included 2002's "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" and 2005's "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance."
Based on the trailer below, it looks like Lee captured the spirit of the original:
Film District is releasing "Oldboy" on Oct. 25. Here's the official plotline of the film:
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.
And did you catch a glimpse of Samuel L. Jackson? The actor has a small but pivotal role about the nature of "Oldboy" -- revenge.
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