Oldboy-PosterHitting cinemas towards the end of the year, Spike Lee’s Oldboy gives the American remake touch to the classic 2003 movie of the same name, from acclaimed South Korean director Park Chan-wook.

Josh Brolin is front and centre as our leading man, originally played by Choi Min-sik. And after catching the first poster for the film this week, Yahoo Movies have launched the first trailer.

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.

Brolin is joined by a stellar ensemble, starring alongside Elizabeth Olsen, 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 I Am Legend’s Mark Protosevich, based on both the film and the original manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi.

Oldboy is set for release in the US on October 25th, with its UK release date following a few weeks later on 6th December.