Here’s a second trailer for Spike Lee’s much-anticipatedOldboy adaptation, which stars Josh Brolin, along with Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, and more, which FilmDistrict will release wide, on November 27, 2013.
Spike Lee directs from a script penned by Mark Protosevich, who is also co-producing, along with Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane of Good Universe.
When Joe Doucett, a seemingly normal guy out on the town, wakes up imprisoned in a cell mocked up to look like a discount motel room, he doesn’t image he’ll spend the next twenty years there. After two decades with no explanation and virtually no human contact, Joe is suddenly released under equally mysterious circumstances. He sets out to find answers and retribution, but the path to vengeance is rockier than he could have ever expected.
That path is paved with violence, unpleasant revelations, and some genuine craziness. This latest trailer, available in high definition at Apple, gives a sense of the assaultive, upsetting journey undertaken by Joe.
Having seen Park Chan-wook’s original adaptation of the manga, I am completely excited about this remake of Old boy. There are two reasons why I am excited the first and most obvious is that I am a fan of the manga and the 2003 film, and two this is so unlike Spike Lee, that I am eagerly awaiting what he did with this very rough and tumble film.