“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.