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.
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.