FilmDistrict has been gearing up nicely for the film’s release in recent weeks, and all that they’ve released so far has raised the anticipation nicely. And with little more than a fortnight before it finally hits cinemas, a new clip has debuted online, giving us a look at Josh Brolin sharing a drink with The Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli on the former’s first day of freedom.
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, Sharlto Copley, and Samuel L. Jackson head up a very promising leading cast alongside Brolin, with Imperioli, Richard Portnow, Lance Riddick, Max Casella, James Ransone, and Hannah Ware completing the cast nicely.
Lee is directing from a script penned by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend), who adapts both the original manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi and Park Chan-wook’s cult classic adaptation.
Oldboy is released in the US on November 27th, and will hit UK cinemas just over a week later on 6th December.