New Poster for Spike Lee’s Oldboy

So, Spike Lee’s Oldboy is a film we have been anticipating for a while – and it is due for release this November!  A remake of Chan-wook Park’s 2003 Korean film, it looks like it will be pretty damn good with Josh Brolin taking the lead, with performances from Samuel L Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen and Michael Imperioli.  Check out the new poster below:

 

 

Director: Spike Lee
Writers: Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi
Screenplay: Mark Protosevich
Starring: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson

 

 

Now this poster is pretty artistic and dark – the reverse of the earlier poster we saw. Here Brolin means business – he’s suited and booted with his hammer in tow, clenched fist, with a face oozing with revenge and hate. It seems natural. In the trailer we see him break free from a chest in the middle of a field, exposed to natural light for the first time in 20 years, squirming. Now, that part of the trailer was great – intense with a mix of emotions, however this does not reflect in the older poster, shown below. It’s a little forced and unnatural, glasses on MIB style, an angry clump of grass in his hand, raring to jump out and seek revenge. What one are you feeling the most?

 

 

 

 

Source: IMP

 

 

 

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