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‘Oldboy’ Will Open Against ‘Paranormal Activity 5’

The Spike Lee-directed remake of Park Chan-wook’s cult Korean classic Oldboy will now see its wide release on October 25, 2013, after FilmDistrict originally slated it for October 11, says Deadline.

Oldboy will now bow opposite Paramount Pictures’ Paranormal Activity 5, which already had the date.

Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley star in the revenge pic, which was originally part of Park’s Vengeance trilogy that included Lady Vengeance and Sympathy For Mister Vengeance. That latter movie is also getting a U.S. remake, with Silver Reel and Lotus Entertainment announcing in Cannes that they are partnering with di Bonaventura Pictures and CJ Entertainment for an English-language version from a script by Broken City‘s Brian Tucker.

The pic 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.



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