There’s a new poster for the American version of Oldboy, starring Josh Brolin and directed by Spike Lee. As in the 2003 original, the story involves a man who is kidnapped and held hostage for years before finally being released with no explanation of his captor’s identity or motives. The subsequent quest for revenge becomes far more twisted and terrifying than the kidnapping itself. Or something.
Not to sound like a hipster, but I liked Oldboy before it was cool, and I’m not really excited for the remake. Spike Lee has made some memorable films, but he also made Sumner of Sam, so I don’t think he was the right choice. But hey, I’m just a hack who writes about movies for a boobie site, so what the hell do I know? Prove me wrong, Spike!
The Red Band trailer for Oldboy goes live this Wednesday, and the film hits theaters in October.