First Poster and Images for Oldboy Remake

oldboypostersmallWith a red band trailer on the way this Wednesday we now have a poster (which looks like a scene from Matrix 4) and some images from Spike Lee’s upcoming remake of the Japanese Revenge thriller Old Boy starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley.

An advertising executive is 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 punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

Five minutes of complete silence was what the end of the original Oldboy was greeted with when I watched it with a few friends. Now don’t get me wrong I thought it was an amazing film but the twist, the ending and what led up to it? Well lets just say surprised and shocked is putting it mildly. In a lot of ways that was how I felt when I heard they were going to remake this but as always I will do my best to reserve judgement until I see more. I do hope Lee is able to put a different spin on this rather than just give us the same same film with a heavy Hollywood filter over it. Personally it’s never going to have the same impact on me if they follow the same storyline as I’ve already walked that road but hopefully it can give newcomers a taste of that same level of crazy that will send them in search of the  original to compare and contrast.

Anyhoo I guess we will be asking these questions right up until the film’s release in November. For now here’s a few images which to be honest don’t really give much away in regards to the tone of the film.

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Let us know what you think about the remake in the comments!

Reporter: Nuge
Source: comingsoon

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