“Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free.”
FilmDistrict just released the first trailer for Spike Lee’s Oldboy, starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel Jackson, Bruce Hornsby, and James Ransone, and it’s actually quite good.
Park Chan-wook’s Korean Oldboy is one of the greatest films in the history of cinema, which gives arguments for both sides of remaking it.
Focusing on the positive aspects, Oldboy is a genuine masterpiece, and Spike Lee’s version looks visceral, shocking, and relentless. It’s something that should appeal to the masses. And with that, I think the average moviegoer has never heard of the original film, and deserves to be treated to an American version. From what I’m told, Lee’s version is demented in an entirely new way. Something for even us hardcore fans to look forward too!
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.“
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