Watch: Josh Brolin Transforms in 'Oldboy' Red Band Spot & Featurette

November 6, 2013


There has been some pretty unique and clever marketing for Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy, including an advertisement for Hotel Oldboy, some escorts making the rounds at Comic-Con and a Tumblr looking at what happened over the 20 years that Josh Brolin's character Joe Doucett is held captive. Now a new red band online spot highlights the Oldboy workout as Doucett takes it upon himself to get in shape, in hopes of being released and seeking revenge against the people who put him there. In addition, a new featurette focuses on Brolin's transformation in the film. Oldboy arrives in just a few weeks, and we can't wait to see it.

Here's the fun red band viral spot for Spike Lee's Oldboy, originally from Esquire:

And here's the new featurette on Josh Brolin's transformation, direct from YouTube:

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 open Oldboy on November 27th this fall.

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  • Ehsan Davodi
    Why I HATE "David Fincher 's A GIRL WITH DRAGON TATTOO" ??? That's really simple. Because I LOVE : CINEMA , FINCHER & A GIRL WITH DRAGON TATTOO YES , DON'T DO UN-FINISHED MATERIALS. FIGHT UNTIL THE END. Mission Must Accomplished. I dont want PROMETHEUS without it's Sequel. For A Girl With Dragon TatToo Too. And "IF" OLD BOY wins : I WANT THE SEQUELS Either.
    • Nash
      "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo".
      • Ehsan Davodi
        In my country we call it: Dokhtar(i)i ba khalkobi EJHDEHA and (i)=A
    • David Diaz
      What does that have to do at all with Oldboy??? I'm confused.
  • Cameron
    This looks like a typical revenge martial arts/action movie - not like the awesome original.




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