While there are still a lot of people angry that Hollywood would dare to remake Park Chan-Wook’s Oldboy, the fact is that it’s coming, with Spike Lee directing and Josh Brolin starring. Now the first poster and some images (via Facebook) have arrived, which suggest Lee is keen to put his own stamp on the film.
Indeed it makes it all look a little strange and mysterious. We’ll be able to get a better feel for the movie on Wednesday, which is when the first trailer is due.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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.
‘Co-starring Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, OLDBOY was directed by Spike Lee, from a script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell, Thor). The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane.’