Here’s The Red Band Trailer For Spike Lee’s “Oldboy”

The original Oldboy is a cult classic and a truly stunning motion picture with tremendous power, so I’ve been very interested in the American remake. I’d be much less interested if it was just any director taking a shot at the adaptation, but this flick’s got Spike Lee at the helm, one of the best directors of all time. Just as Scorsese turned The Departed into a great American film, Lee could turn Oldboy into one. This trailer offers us the first glimpse of Josh Brolin as the man wrongly imprisoned for 20 years, and all I can really say is that the jury’s still out. It looks remarkably similar to the original film, but maybe the marketing folks wanted to please fanboys and we’ll get a more stylized trailer later. I’m still interested in this Oldboy remake, but I wish I could say I’m excited.


Oldboy hits theaters on October 25th, 2013.

John Shannon

John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon
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