Spike Lee’s OLDBOY red band trailer & poster – Josh Brolin gets 20-year revenge on Sam Jackson

Spike Lee’s OLDBOY red band trailer & poster – Josh Brolin gets 20-year revenge on Sam Jackson


Spike Lee has been working on his OLDBOY remake for a while now, and thanks to Filmdistrict we’re treated to the first poster and bloody red band trailer for the film. Josh Brolin takes the lead (my buddy Thomas Jane wanted to do this role), and co-stars with Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley and Samuel L. Jackson. Now I’m going to warn ya, this trailer is pretty spoiler-heavy, so watch at your own risk. If you’ve never seen the original OLDBOY, you missed one of the most intense and rough efforts to come out of Asian cinema in the last decade… I’m actually surprised it took this long for the remake to hit. Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly 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 bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. Co-starring Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, OLDBOY was directed by Spike Lee, from a script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell, Thor). The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane.

OLDBOY opens October 25, 2013

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.