When it was announced that director Spike Lee was planning an American remake of the 2003 South Korean thriller “Oldboy,” people weren’t sure what to think.
The film centers around a man names Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin), who is held captive for 20 years immediately following the murder of his ex-wife, which he is the prime suspect of. His only connection to the outside world is a TV. Once released, he sets out to clear his name and discover who imprisoned him in the first place.
Remakes are rarely received as well as the original, but this is Spike Lee. He even put together an impressive cast. In addition to Brolin, there’s Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olsen on screen.
“Oldboy” will be in theaters October 25. You can check out the trailer below, but be warned: It’s a red band video that contains foul language, a lot of violence and brief sexuality/nudity.