This Oldboy viral video promotes the hotel from Hell
The OLDBOY viral marketing continues as Spike Lee's remake focuses on the prison hotel that Joe Doucet (Josh Brolin) is kept in for twenty years. The hotel, run by Samuel L. Jackson's character, is a vital setting for the original Korean film and seems to carry the same importance in the new version as well. This new clip cobbles together several images scattered in the trailer for the movie along with some new shots showing up for the first time.
An advertising executive 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.
Spike Lee's movie looks nicely filmed and reminds me a lot of David Fincher's early films. I am hoping the surreal and unsettling tone of the first trailers for OLDBOY are a hint of what is to come in the full film. So far, the marketing has been top notch. As a huge fan of the Park Chan-wook movie I can say this version definitely is gaining more and more of my attention.