FilmDistrict has debuted the first post for Oldboy, director Spike Lee’s upcoming remake of the South Korean revenge thriller, which itself is based on the manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi. The red-band trailer is expected to follow on Wednesday.
Opening Oct. 25, the film follows an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who's kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captor’s motive. When he's inexplicably released, he sets off on an obsessive mission to discover who was behind his imprisonment, only to find he's 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.
Oldboy also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Nate Parker.