We’re still a few months out from the debut of Spike Lee’s remake of Park Chan-Wook’s “Oldboy,” with an October 11th release date planned, so it’s understandable that we haven’t seen too much promotional material yet. Until now, with new teaser artwork debuting at CinemaCon, but let’s be honest, it barely counts.
Or all it does is count, depending on how you want to look at it. The Tumblr-ready image is engraved with the number of years the protagonist in both the original manga and Park Chan-Wook’s 2003 cult classic are mysteriously imprisoned for, and little else, though it does help to familiarize yourself to the shock of seeing the film’s title alongside “a Spike Lee joint.”
Hopefully this is just to whet our appetites and more images and a trailer are close behind so that we can finally get a glimpse of Josh Brolin playing the role Min-sik Choi originated in the earlier film. The film also stars a pretty impressive ensemble featuring the always dependable Elizabeth Olson, Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), and Samuel L. Jackson.
Check out the artwork below as we keep holding onto hope that this will be Lee’s comeback and the venerable, awesome remake it has the potential to be.