The American adaptation of Park Chan-wook’s Korean film, Oldboy, has released its first teaser poster, which you can see above. FilmDistrict revealed the poster at CinemaCon and has since put the poster online. The adaptation comes from Spike Lee and is set to hit theaters on October 11.
OldBoy stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, James Ransone and Samuel L. Jackson.
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.
Some members of the press were given the chance to see a rough cut of the film that was over 2 hours long. Early reception was positive. There has been little revealed in regards to how close of a remake the film will be and whether it will include some of the more controversial elements of the original manga and 2003 film.
Both of the Oldboy films are loosely based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya.