Josh Brolin leads the film as a kidnapped advertising executive held captive for 20 years. What follows is a grizzly quest for revenge to find out who kidnapped him and why. In the first red band trailer, Lee’s take on this material looks unlike any of his films before, and this is going to be one intense thriller. Keep an eye out for Samuel L. Jackson, This looks like it’s going to be pretty amazing.
Spike Lee’s Oldboy, written by Mark Protosevich (The Cell, I Am Legend) based on the original manga, tells the story of an advertising executive (Brolin) who is inexplicably kidnapped and held captive for 20 years. When he’s unceremoniously released, he goes on an obsessive quest to find out who did this to him and why, enlisting the help of a young social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) before he eventually tracks down an enigmatic man (Sharlto Copley) who may have all the answers.
Stars Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Portnow and Lance Reddick.