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Spike Lee's Olboy with Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, and Elizabeth Olsen gets a green band trailer

Nov. 7, 2013by: Paul Shirey

A new green band trailer has dropped for Spike Lee's OLDBOY, which is nearly the exact same trailer as the red band one, minus the blood, boobs, and booty shots. So, yeah, it's the watered-down-whiskey version. That doesn't mean the film looks any less interesting, but for my money the aforementioned attributes help to sell it a hell of a lot better. Starring Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen, and Samuel L. Jackson, this new version of OLDBOY looks like a lot of fun, even if it has to contend with the brilliant version by Park Chan-wook. Both are based on the original graphic novel of the same name, but it's unclear which adaptation will be the most faithful (or successful) at this juncture.

Take a gander:

Brolin, for his part, seems to have a certain "perspective" on the finished film, which he expressed to the L.A. Times, which paints a portrait of the film being "tinkered" to fit an audience.

 "‘I do have opinions, but it’s better to bite my tongue,’ he said when asked what he thought of the finished film. (The actor says he was more enamored with Lee’s earlier three-hour director’s cut that was both quieter and filled with more character-centric moments.)"

My curiosity is higher than my anticipation for OLDBOY. Having seen a large portion of the infamous "hallway scene" I think that watching Brolin chew through the movie is enough incentive to see it. And, although Brolin may prefer a 3-hour version of OLDBOY, I'm not sure that means we should have one. Personally, I don't need a 3-hour Spike Lee joint.

OLDBOY opens on November 27, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Is there anything besides your preference to the 2003 version that's keeping you from seeing this? Okay, besides Spike Lee.
Source: Film District

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12:59PM on 11/07/2013

remakes don't bother me but i still won't see it

Oldboy is my favorite movie of all time. I love that movie to death. Even though I am not a fan of Spike Lee I still won't see it just because I really have no reason to. I'll check it out when it hits cable, I guess. I just have no desire to see it really. That's really about it.
Oldboy is my favorite movie of all time. I love that movie to death. Even though I am not a fan of Spike Lee I still won't see it just because I really have no reason to. I'll check it out when it hits cable, I guess. I just have no desire to see it really. That's really about it.
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1:09PM on 11/07/2013
Nope, it's just Spike Lee.
Nope, it's just Spike Lee.
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1:38PM on 11/07/2013
wonder how he will bring in 'racism' in this movie as he loves to add it to every movie of his.
wonder how he will bring in 'racism' in this movie as he loves to add it to every movie of his.
3:58PM on 11/07/2013

Tacos or French Fries?

The hell is he gonna eat in captivity? Pizza? Won't throw a dime at this unnecessary remake...it'll be castrated as all get out like Let The Right One In.
The hell is he gonna eat in captivity? Pizza? Won't throw a dime at this unnecessary remake...it'll be castrated as all get out like Let The Right One In.
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11:13PM on 11/07/2013

It's Spike Lee

2003's 'Oldboy' is brimming with poetry and cogent woe...Choi Min-sik is just the actor to trade-in a passive, dopey Korean businessman for a suped-up, blood seeking captive - retribution dealt with grace rather than brute force. SLJ's mohawk drove the last nail in.
2003's 'Oldboy' is brimming with poetry and cogent woe...Choi Min-sik is just the actor to trade-in a passive, dopey Korean businessman for a suped-up, blood seeking captive - retribution dealt with grace rather than brute force. SLJ's mohawk drove the last nail in.
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2:49PM on 11/08/2013
Nothing keeping me from this, except bad weather...:)
Nothing keeping me from this, except bad weather...:)
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