FilmDistrict has made the decision to shift the release date of Spike Lee’s remake of Park Chan-wook’s masterful 2003 film Oldboy. The film was originally set to arrive in theaters on October 25th but will now arrive during Thanksgiving week on November 27th.
Oldboy will now go up against Disney’s Frozen, Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman, Out of the Furnace starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom starring Idris Elba. It’s not clear as to why FilmDistrict pushed Oldboy back to November. Perhaps they have higher hopes for the film. I know I have high hopes after watching the impressive red band trailer that was released a few weeks ago.
In Oldboy, Oscar-nominated actor Josh Brolin stars as an advertising executive who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement who seeks revenge on his captor after he is free. The cast includes Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Rami Malek, and Samuel L. Jackson.