Josh Brolin escapes from the first poster for Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’





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The first official poster for Spike Lee’s remake of Park Chan-wook’s classic thriller, Oldboy, has been revealed by FilmDistrict. The poster can be seen below, and it is not that much different from one of four posters we showed you recently that were not used for the film.

In it we see Josh Brolin climbing out of a box in the middle of a field, with a woman in the distance. Anyone who has seen the untouchable original will know that this is Brolin being released after 20 years in solitary confinement, but to tell you anything else would seriously harm the surprise. All I can say from this poster is that Brolin looks incredibly cool kitted out all in black, with black shades and a menacing haircut. If anyone can make this remake worth watching, then Brolin is the man to do it!

Spike Lee  directs the remake which is based on Park Chan-wook’s second film in his superb ‘Vengeance Trilogy’ (starting with Sympathy For Mr Vengeance and ending with Lady Vengeance). The cast includes Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson and Sharlto Copley.

Oldboy arrives in US cinemas 25th October.

Synopsis:

OLDBOY follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captor’s motive.  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. His quest for revenge leads him into an ill-fated relationship with a young social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and ultimately to an elusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.

 

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Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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