Get Out of the Box: Theatrical Poster for Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake
Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free. Love that tagline, but what is up with the rest of this? This may just win the award for wackiest, but perhaps most original, poster design of the year. FilmDistrict has released the first theatrical poster for Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, starring Josh Brolin as the one held captive for 20 years. However, they take that concept to the extremes on this poster, putting Brolin inside some kind of big chest in the middle of a grassy clearing. The other odd addition is the girl in the background with the years counted on her umbrella. I wonder who she is? You'll want to see this poster.
Here's the new poster for Spike Lee's Oldboy, found via The Film Stage. The first trailer debuts Wednesday.
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. Also co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Portnow and Lance Reddick. "Spike Lee is the right filmmaker to reimagine and put his touch onto arguably one of the most talked about thrillers in recent memory." FilmDistrict will release Oldboy on October 25th this year.