Spike Lee's take on "Oldboy" now has an official release date: October 11, 2013.
Little over a month after FilmDistrict acquired the U.S. distribution rights to "Oldboy," the company has announced that the film will be coming out next year. The news comes courtesy of Deadline, which notes that no other movie is currently announced for that date.
"Oldboy" stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley. Though this flick comes out 10 years after Park Chan-wook's South Korean film of the same title, it isn't a remake. Lee's "Oldboy" goes back to the story's manga source material to tell what Elizabeth Olsen calls a "different story."
Hopefully a trailer for the movie is on its way now that FilmDistrict has announced a release date. So far, we have nothing of this project to go on other than the official synopsis FilmDistrict released when it snagged the rights to the film. Here it is in its entirety:
OLDBOY follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captor’s motive. 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. His quest for revenge leads him into an ill-fated relationship with a young social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and ultimately to an illusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.
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