While some are still furious that Hollywood has dared remake Park Chan-Wook’s Oldboy, it actually look pretty intriguing, and Spike Lee is definitely an interesting director to take the project on. We’ve already had a poster and trailer, and now some new images have been released, featuring Elizabeth Olsen and Josh Brolin being all shirtless and locked up.
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.’
The film will hit cinemas this autumn.