Josh Brolin is front and centre this time around in the role originally played by Choi Min-sik in Park Chan-wook’s cult classic. And with just a few weeks to go before its arrival, FilmDistrict has released a new featurette, taking a look at Brolin’s transformation for the part.
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 top a stellar supporting cast, alongside Richard Portnow, Michael Imperioli, Lance Riddick, Max Casella, James Ransone, and Hannah Ware.
Lee is directing from a script penned by I Am Legend’s Mark Protosevich, who adapts both the original manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi and Park’s movie adaptation of it.
Oldboy will be released in the US on November 27th, and will head into UK cinemas slightly later on 6th December.