I’m seeing it this Sunday afternoon, which I’m definitely looking forward to!
Needless to say, I’ll share my thoughts some time afterward. But I’m hoping for the best!
Here’s a second trailer for Spike Lee’s much-anticipated Oldboy adaptation, which stars Josh Brolin, along with Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, and more, which FilmDistrict will release wide, on November 27, 2013.
Spike Lee directs from a script penned by Mark Protosevich, who is also co-producing, along with Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane of Good Universe.
Watch the trailer below, which, as I said previously, doesn’t immediately resemble your typical Spike Lee joint. If I didn’t know who directed this beforehand, Spike Lee wouldn’t have been my first guess. But I’m really looking forward to seeing what Spike has done with the material, what’s been changed, how/if he incorporates the usual Spike-isms, and how he puts his own stamp on this beloved cult classic.
Those who’ve seen Park Chan-wook’s original adaptation of the manga, will certainly recognize scenes in the below trailer for Spike’s version, that were in Park’s first film; although it’s unclear whether the plot is exactly the same, and what changes have been made. But from both trailers we’ve seen thus far, there are suggestions that significant changes have indeed been made. To say anymore about the story would be to ruin the film for those unfamiliar with the original, so I’ll say no more.