Josh Brolin has a hammer in Spike Lee’s remake of Park Chan-wook’s “Oldboy” and he certainly knows what to do with it, which is unfortunate for the guys who locked our hero up for the last 20 years (5 years longer than the Park Chan-wook original, natch). One of those guys include Samuel L. Jackson, who apparently has the “I just work here” excuse ready to go for just such an occasion. Too bad for him Josh Brolin doesn’t seem to care.
Check out your first look at “Oldboy” via a Red Band trailer. Obviously it’s going to be hard not to compare this to the original — or at least, for those of you who have seen the original. For the rest of you, well, it shouldn’t be too hard, I guess.
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.
Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Imperioli and Sharlto Copley.
This old boy learns some new tricks October 25, 2013.