To build the anticipation for Spike Lee’s adaptation of Oldboy starring Josh Brolin, a creepy new viral video has arrived that showcases the hotel that Brolin’s character is help captive for 20 years. At first I was a bit hesitant at the prospect of a remake of Oldboy but now it’s easily one of the most anticipated films of the winter season. In addition to the viral video, three new promo posters are posted below.
The film follows the story of an advertising executive (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 (Olsen) and ultimately to an illusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation. Samuel L. Jackson, Rami Malek, Hannah Simone, and Michael Imperioli co-star.
Film District will release Oldboy on November 27th. Are you excited?