Spike Lee’s Oldboy has been one of the year’s must-see movies from the word go, and the anticipation has only been rising since the first red-band trailer launched over the summer.
Josh Brolin looks to have put in a hugely memorable performance, taking the lead in the role first played by Choi Min-sik in Park Chan-wook’s original adaptation of the manga. And now FilmDistrict has released a new featurette, via Yahoo Movies, giving a brilliant new insight into the making of the movie.
An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captor’s motive. 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. His quest for revenge leads him into an ill-fated relationship with a young social worker and ultimately to an illusive man who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.
Elizabeth Olsen tops a stellar supporting cast joining Brolin, alongside Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Portnow, Michael Imperioli, Lance Riddick, Max Casella, James Ransone, and Hannah Ware.
Lee is directing from a script written by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend), adapting both Chan-wook’s 2003 film and the original manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi.
Oldboy will be released in the US on November 27th, just in time for Thanksgiving, with its UK release date set for the following weekend on 6th December.