Park Chan-Wook’s 2003 film OLDBOY is pure gold. The second part of his “Vengeance Trilogy” (the other entries being SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE, and LADY VENGEANCE), OLDBOY quickly struck an emotional and physical nerve with viewers, as its violent story was impossible to shake, and was instantly hailed as a classic. Like any good movie, it was only a matter of time before a U.S. remake came knocking, and who better to tackle the film, than..Spike Lee? Yeah, I feel the same fright fiends.
Well today, thanks to Yahoo! movies, the official red-band trailer for Lee’s remake has made its way online. Check it out, and sound off!!
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.
OLDBOY opens in theaters October 25th via Film District.