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The Official ‘Oldboy’ One-Sheet Has Been Set Free!

Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free.

FilmDistrict has premiere the first official theatrical one-sheet for Spike Lee’s Oldboy, starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel Jackson, Bruce Hornsby, and James Ransone.

The poster takes an artistic direction, which I guess suggests Josh Brolin is released by means of a suitcase. Says the accompanying release, it also displays an actual shot from the film and not a composite – and they feel that it’s both modern and original – and certainly provocative.

A cool footnote to point out is that the Oldboy logo itself is Josh Brolin’s handwriting – inspired by the letters his character writes to his daughter through the film while locked up.

In theaters October 25, “Oldboy 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.

I’ve personally actually heard some really good things behind the scenes – even though it’s going to be impossible to trump the Korean original, which is a true masterpiece.



  • Miikesmama

    Although I normaly like the people involved, J. Brolin, Lee, Jackson, even Olsen, I will say this to anyone involved: FUCK YOU!!! How dare you touch a film that was perfect to begin with??

    And haven’t they tried to calm us and say this was a new, original story? So why then is he waking up in case, just like in the original?? Oh yes, they changed the set from the top of a building to some greenfield, bfd

    • SonOfVoorhees

      New original story? I thinking thats because they dont have the balls to take the original film as it is. He also looks to young in that box as well. Is he the one kept imprisoned for 20 years? I think film will suck, dont know why they dont retitle it something else and then release it as an original.

  • Zombie-Killa

    I’d be excited if Spike Lee wasn’t directing. Can’t stand most of his work, and Miracle At St. Anna is a CHORE to sit through.

    Cool poster, though.

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  • ReplicA

    Knowing it’s directed by Spike Lee is making me almost physically ill. I don’t mind remakes, but Spike Lee? Ugh…

  • magicjaguar

    The tone of this poster is bizarre. Doesn’t feel like Oldboy at all. This may be a good thing though.

  • evilfairydust

    Beautiful poster! There is something really fresh and clean about it. Feels completely different, which is probably since this is such a beloved film. Don’t even try to be like the original.

    • evilfairydust

      That was supposed to be probably “good” since this is such a beloved film. Geez…

  • ILikeToKill

    Fuck this movie…Fuck Spike Lee…


    Hmm, a surreal poster for sure.

    But then again Oldboy is a pretty surreal movie anyways.

    The poster styling is certainly different from your typical hollywood remakes, but anyone not in the loop might think this is for a stage musical instead of a revenge/whodunnit movie!

    Its almost as if they’ve tried their best to make Brolin look as Asian as possible too, lol.

  • horrorking95

    This poster makes me shiver. And not in a good way.

  • bravado

    hollywood remakes in general sucks but i will give a shot on this one. spike lee is a good director imo (25th hour is amazing). can’t wait to see this!

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