Some, including me, would say the original Chan-wook Park “Oldboy” has no business being remade. But then again, maybe Spike Lee is on to something as the redband trailer for the remake, which was released today by FilmDistrict, actually looks good. For those not in the know, this brutal revenge tale focuses on a man on the hunt for the captors who held him imprisoned in a room for 15 years. The lengths a man will go through for payback are great (as can be seen in the embedded trailer); now the only question remaining is whether Josh Brolin can can pull off the extended hallway fight scene as good as Min-sik Choi did . . .
Oldboy stars Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, Michael Imperioli, Sharlto Copley, Lance Reddick.
Oldboy hammers US theaters on October 25, 2013 and UK theaters on December 6, 2013.
July 10, 2013 @ 9:16 pm Cilas
With Spike Lee at the helm, it’ll be interesting to see how he incorporates racial tensions.
July 10, 2013 @ 9:22 pm rasmusk
July 11, 2013 @ 7:33 am Rick Olson
Surprisingly enough it does.
July 10, 2013 @ 10:05 pm Daemon
thanks but I’ll stick with the original.
July 12, 2013 @ 9:00 pm Bruce
The obvious choice.
July 10, 2013 @ 10:53 pm Neil
You’d think they would’ve at least changed the hammer to a crowbar or something…
July 10, 2013 @ 10:57 pm BigBud
I hardly recognized Josh Brolin!
July 11, 2013 @ 2:16 am Vodka
This should not have been remade for the American audience. Each classic Hollywood has touched has been a fuckup.
July 11, 2013 @ 12:02 pm Scrittie
Seems like much of this is directly lifted from Chan-wook Park’s original.
July 11, 2013 @ 1:15 pm The Madlib
Josh Brolin is a bad-ass.