I have said it before, and I’ll say it again, the main reason I want to see Spike Lee’s remake of Park Chan-wook’s classic Oldboy, is to see Josh Brolin. I am not a fan of remaking such a terrific film, and I have had doubts since this remake was announced, but the only thing that is keeping my interest up is the fact I love Brolin as an actor, and I am actually rather excited to see what he can bring to the role so expertly played by Choi Min-sik in the original.
A new featurette for the remake gives is a little taster of what Brolin brings to Lee’s remake, and looks at some of the endurance Brolin went through to deliver his performance. Check out the featurette below.
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 27th November, and in UK cinemas 6th December.
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.