There has been much controversy behind Spike Lee’s English-language remake of Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy flagship film Oldboy. Regardless, the film will come out. Director Spike Lee rolled up his sleeves, and got down and dirty in his bold attempt to remake the iconic 2003 South Korean film Oldboy. Peep the trailer.
An advertising executive is 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 punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
Also starring Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Brolin plays the lead guy in Oldboy as Joe Doucett, who is held captive for 20 years (up from 15 in the original) without any knowledge as to why he’s being confined.
After his strange liberation, Joe relentlessly seeks revenge and the answers he needs, which calls for some extreme violence.
Peep the trailer below. Oldboy is slated for release in the U.S. on October 25, 2013.