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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Josh Brolin Is Out For Blood In The New Trailer for 'OLDBOY,' Directed By Spike Lee

After last year's Red Hook Summer left a bad taste in my mouth, I have been eagerly awaiting the return of the greatness of director Spike Lee. Judging by the brand new trailer of his upcoming film, OLDBOY, it looks like he may have returned to form.

The film, which at its announcement over a year ago began ruffling a few feathers of those who regard the now ten-year-old original film (helmed by Chan-wook Park) a classic, seems to channel Lee's previous crime drama, Inside Man, as it updates Park's version. So it's clear Lee took the project seriously, even assembling an impressive cast of actors, including Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley and Elizabeth Olsen.

If you're unfamiliar with the original film (which is available on Netflix instant, in case you have an account), you probably don't need that much insight to Lee's film. But here's the official synopsis anyway:

OLDBOY follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captor's motive. 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. His quest for revenge leads him into an ill-fated relationship with a young social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and ultimately to an illusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.

Brace yourself for the red band trailer for the manic revenge drama, OLDBOY, which hits theaters October 25th:


Daniel said...

I'm fairly disinterested in this, just personally.

I don't quite have the reverance for the original some have but from what I've seen in the trailer it looks very similar to the original film which is kind of pointless in my opinion.

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