Thanks to Esquire, we now have a restricted trailer/clip from the upcoming "Oldboy" remake, giving us a look at the kind of violence, nudity and overall craziness that exists in the movie. Check out the video below. It's not safe for work.
Plot: An advertising executive (Josh Brolin) is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
The new movie is directed by big-time *asshole Spike Lee and is set to hit theaters on November 27th.
Yeah, I'll definitely catch this one...I wanna see Brolin's interpretation of his character.
I also don't think I've seen Spike Lee's vicious, action style that hopefully he'll bring...
And I really don't think it takes away anything from the original, it's still there for everyone to rent/ purchase. On the contrary, it focuses and piques people's curiosity to compare the both...which means the original Oldboy will get more attention and multiple viewings that otherwise would never have.
Will it surpass the original? I seriously doubt it...It's really hard to surpass the original idea/ film with a remake, especially with the different plot points it brings to the US.
I even believe as good as Scorsese is, I still don't think The Departed was as good as the original Infernal Affairs. That Oscar it got was a pity award...Scorsese has made better films than the Departed, IMO.