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First look at new poster for Spike Lee's Oldboy starring James Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sharlto Copley

Jul. 8, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Break out the hammers!

Today, we have the first look at the new poster for Spike Lee's OLDBOY, which stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, and Samuel L. Jackson in a remake of Park Chan-Wook's 2003 film of the same name. We've heard good things about the film thus far and based on the talent involved it's shaping up to be one of the more provocative films of the year. Having seen and loved the original, the news of this remake had me a little leery, but everything I've seen and heard thus far, including this new poster, has got me downright giddy to experience the violent tale in a new light all over again. Trailer coming soon! (see below)

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Here's the synopsis:

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.

The official red-band trailer will debut on Yahoo! this Wednesday, July 10th, so be sure to check back here for that!

OLDBOY is set to hammer down on October 25, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: If you haven't seen the original, now's the time to get caught up.
Source: Film District

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11:43PM on 07/08/2013

James Brolin?

All that arguing and nobody noticed that the title of the article says "James Brolin"?
All that arguing and nobody noticed that the title of the article says "James Brolin"?
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11:43PM on 07/08/2013

James Brolin?

All that arguing and nobody noticed that the title of the article says "James Brolin"?
All that arguing and nobody noticed that the title of the article says "James Brolin"?
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11:18PM on 07/08/2013
The poster looks oddly Wes Anderson-esque, for some reason. It would be fun if that url went "oldboyjoint" instead of "oldboymovie".
The poster looks oddly Wes Anderson-esque, for some reason. It would be fun if that url went "oldboyjoint" instead of "oldboymovie".
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7:11PM on 07/08/2013
Looks like John Cena...
Looks like John Cena...
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6:22PM on 07/08/2013
I actually laughed out loud when I saw that poster.
I actually laughed out loud when I saw that poster.
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5:37PM on 07/08/2013
I get what the poster is trying to say, but it's not a good selling point. I am willing to give this one a chance though. Spike Lee movies are either hit or miss? I am wondering why it doesn't say A Spike Lee Joint on the poster though?
I get what the poster is trying to say, but it's not a good selling point. I am willing to give this one a chance though. Spike Lee movies are either hit or miss? I am wondering why it doesn't say A Spike Lee Joint on the poster though?
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2:42AM on 07/11/2013
I am actually pleasantly surprised to see this movie is now referred to as A Spike Lee Film instead of a "Joint." Not to take credit for this, but I find it interesting that after writing a comment on the last poster about the juvenile use of the term joint, they would since change it on this latest poster (and trailer). Look at the strike back I wrote on this article: [link]">
I am actually pleasantly surprised to see this movie is now referred to as A Spike Lee Film instead of a "Joint." Not to take credit for this, but I find it interesting that after writing a comment on the last poster about the juvenile use of the term joint, they would since change it on this latest poster (and trailer). Look at the strike back I wrote on this article: [link]
5:01PM on 07/08/2013

Ugh

Wish people would stop acting like the only source material for this film is the Korean film version of the story. It was originally a manga series... a series that has quite a bit more going on then the film did. As far as I know this film is not a remake of the other film but an alternate interpretation of the series. So you don't have to have just seen the other film to know the story and anyone who bases their opinion of a film on a poster is a moron because most posters are lame. Also to
Wish people would stop acting like the only source material for this film is the Korean film version of the story. It was originally a manga series... a series that has quite a bit more going on then the film did. As far as I know this film is not a remake of the other film but an alternate interpretation of the series. So you don't have to have just seen the other film to know the story and anyone who bases their opinion of a film on a poster is a moron because most posters are lame. Also to say what is the point of seeing a movie you have already seen is a bit absurd. Why own a movie and revisit it if you've already seen it? Why see a movie based on a book you have read or a bit of history you have learned if you already know the story? Why watch movies or television in general? Most of it is predictable or follows plots, themes, story lines that have been done to death. I read Romeo and Juliet, so why bother seeing West Side Story?

I dig the poster, I dug the Korean version, I dug the manga series, I'm interested to see how this turns out.
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4:51PM on 07/08/2013
I'm hip to this news.
I'm hip to this news.
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3:57PM on 07/08/2013

At first glance

I thought that person with the umbrella in the background was jokingly tossed in by someone on the internet.....
I thought that person with the umbrella in the background was jokingly tossed in by someone on the internet.....
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3:51PM on 07/08/2013
Everything about this film has me intrigued, the cast, director, and poster. I've seen the original, so I'm curious to see how much they change or are willing to leave in.
Everything about this film has me intrigued, the cast, director, and poster. I've seen the original, so I'm curious to see how much they change or are willing to leave in.
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3:42PM on 07/08/2013
What have they done to me?
What have they done to me?
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3:23PM on 07/08/2013

Interesting...

because it's not like rehashes of other movie posters. That it has quirky elements that make you think Wes Anderson but mixed with darker ominous elements. This makes the film look more interesting, more mysterious to me, then the badass in a suit, in the rain, backlit, etc.. like we're used to.
because it's not like rehashes of other movie posters. That it has quirky elements that make you think Wes Anderson but mixed with darker ominous elements. This makes the film look more interesting, more mysterious to me, then the badass in a suit, in the rain, backlit, etc.. like we're used to.
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3:04PM on 07/08/2013
So it's a comedy?
So it's a comedy?
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2:52PM on 07/08/2013
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2:49PM on 07/08/2013
Jeez, you guys need to calm down. It's a nice poster, nothing more. Can you wait for a trailer at least, or better yet, for the movie to actually come out before judging it. I bet you were saying the same kind of things when the first The Departed poster came out (before the trailer).
Jeez, you guys need to calm down. It's a nice poster, nothing more. Can you wait for a trailer at least, or better yet, for the movie to actually come out before judging it. I bet you were saying the same kind of things when the first The Departed poster came out (before the trailer).
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8:07PM on 07/08/2013
Nope I'm pretty sure people weren't saying that about the Departed poster, because while that poster wasn't exactly inspired it at least looked like it was promoting a gritty thriller. Also, I'm not sure why you're telling everybody to calm down. Nobody's saying (at least not on this thread) that the poster has anything to do with the actual quality of the movie, just that its a dumb looking poster. Because it is.
Nope I'm pretty sure people weren't saying that about the Departed poster, because while that poster wasn't exactly inspired it at least looked like it was promoting a gritty thriller. Also, I'm not sure why you're telling everybody to calm down. Nobody's saying (at least not on this thread) that the poster has anything to do with the actual quality of the movie, just that its a dumb looking poster. Because it is.
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2:37PM on 07/08/2013
t's weird, it doesnt come off as a revenge looking flick that will blow you away. hopefully that RED BAND trailer flips it around
t's weird, it doesnt come off as a revenge looking flick that will blow you away. hopefully that RED BAND trailer flips it around
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2:28PM on 07/08/2013
Why would I see a movie I've already seen? Just saying. And not to mention, I agree with Old King Clancy.
Why would I see a movie I've already seen? Just saying. And not to mention, I agree with Old King Clancy.
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2:24PM on 07/08/2013
Yeah, I am not against the remake at all but that poster sucks. Majorly.
Yeah, I am not against the remake at all but that poster sucks. Majorly.
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2:23PM on 07/08/2013

I don't like it

And I'll explain why.

People who haven't seen the original film are going to look at the poster and not think 'violent tale of revenge', they're going to think 'New Wes Anderson flick because that's what it looks like. A quirky tale of mystery and oddballness.

I mean Christ, nobody except the people who saw the original will understand the significance of the box and yet most people who've seen the original think (or maybe by now thought) this remake is (was) a stupid idea.
And I'll explain why.

People who haven't seen the original film are going to look at the poster and not think 'violent tale of revenge', they're going to think 'New Wes Anderson flick because that's what it looks like. A quirky tale of mystery and oddballness.

I mean Christ, nobody except the people who saw the original will understand the significance of the box and yet most people who've seen the original think (or maybe by now thought) this remake is (was) a stupid idea.
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2:28PM on 07/08/2013
Agreed, 100%.
Agreed, 100%.
3:56PM on 07/08/2013
I was thinking the same thing. As someone who has yet to see the original but knows a decent amount about it i look at that poster and think "um, wut?"
I was thinking the same thing. As someone who has yet to see the original but knows a decent amount about it i look at that poster and think "um, wut?"
2:22PM on 07/08/2013
Absurd.
Absurd.
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