The long-awaited reinterpretation of Oldboy by Spike Lee, if only to find out just how faithful he’s going to be to the source material, comes out next week and in anticipation the film is getting one more new poster to help drum up interest. The poster revels in an explosion of violence that we should expect from the Oldboy via the protagonist’s weapon of choice, along with the tagline “Find the Truth and Make It Hurt” which overtly suggests we’re in for some brutal carnage.
Along with this poster, Spike Lee revealed a minor non-plot spoiler for his film during an interview with the New York Times revolving around the original film’s signature hallway fight sequence.
Check out the full poster here below and what Lee has to say about his film.
In Spike Lee’s upcoming Old Boy remake, Josh Brolin plays Joe Doucett, a man who’s inexplicably abducted and held captive in a hotel – one that’s actually a prison – for nearly 20 years before he’s equally inexplicably set free one day. Once he’s let out, Joe goes on a vengeful quest to uncover the identify of the man who imprisoned him and learn exactly why he lost all those years of his life.
Brolin wasn’t able to make an appearance in person on Friday at Film District’s Oldboy panel at New York Comic-Con 2013, but he did send along a video message – with tiny cardboard hammer in hand – to introduce some new exclusive footage from the film, which won’t be released online for some time, we were told.
Footage description is here below, along with photos and news from the panel.
A new trailer and a collection of new posters have been released for Oldboy, the remake of Park Chan-wook’s South Korean 2003 classic of the same name being directed by Spike Lee.
For those not familiar with the original, it tells the story of a man (Josh Brolin) who’s kidnapped and held in a hotel-like prison for many years without any explanation and then released, leading him to begin a quest to find who did this to him and why, and then get his revenge.
The new trailer and posters (seen above in smaller form; hit the source link below to find larger versions) focus on the prison. Check out the trailer below.
Today is National Fortune Cookie Day and the Oldboy remake is celebrating.
Check out the poster here below, which shows just how Oldboy celebrating, along with the special fortune that’s inside the cookie.
The marketing has been quite interesting so far for this American remake, directed by Spike Lee and starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sharlto Copley. During San Diego Comic-Con back in July, FilmDistrict had Oldboy hotel escorts carrying yellow umbrellas outside the convention center “waiting to serve you” at the Oldboy Hotel.
Spike Lee‘s adaptation of Park Chan-wook‘s Oldboy has had some bumps during the pre-production process, which almost led to the film’s demise. But like the character itself, Lee refused to give up, and now we have our first look at the film starring Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, and Rooney Mara.
Brolin plays a man who is kidnapped for no apparent reason and held captive in a hotel room. Released 20 years later without any explanation, the former captive has a thirst for vengeance on those who forced him to live locked away from society and charged with a vicious crime he did not commit.