A few more photos from the director Spike Lee
’s remake of Park Chan-wook’s new-classic Oldboy
, which is currently in production in New Orleans, have surfaced online showing Josh Brolin
as the strong willed put-upon protagonist, and our first glimpse of Elizabeth Olsen
as the social worker who helps him.
Brolin stars as an advertising exec who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years without explanation. He is inexplicably released and sets out to discover the who and why of his bizarre captivity, running across a young social worker (Olsen) and an illusive man (Sharlto Copley
) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.
The film, which opens on October 11th, 2013, also stars Samuel L. Jackson
and James Ransone
In a recent interview, Elizabeth has insisted the movie will actually be more true to the Japanese manga than original:
As well as focusing on the primary source of the Korean film, for our film there’s also the Japanese Manga, so we’re using the primary source of the illustrated novel, really.
There’s nothing left for you to do, but to believe her and to check out the images.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.
Source: Daily Mail