One of this fall's most anticipated films is Spike Lee's remake of the Korean cult classic Oldboy. The thriller is based on a Japanese manga of the same name, and tells the story of a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned in solitary confinement for 20 years. When he's finally released, he goes on a hunt to discover the identity of his captors and the reasons for his imprisonment. Starring Josh Brolin, the new Oldboy movie promises to be as violent and suspenseful as the 2003 original.
With the first Oldboy trailer set to premiere on Wednesday, FilmDistrict has just unveiled the film's official poster. It designed by Neil Kellerhouse, the mastermind behind the posters for The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Antichrist. The newly released Oldboy poster features the film's title, written in Josh Brolin's actual handwriting, and shows the actor escaping from a large wooden trunk. In the background, we see a woman in a pink jacket holding a yellow umbrella. The image is simultaneously whimsical and bit frightening...
Oldboy, which also stars Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, hits theaters on October 25.
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Steven Soderbergh's spy thriller Haywire, which has tentatively been scheduled for a January 2011 release, may be moving.
According to The Playlist, the film is shifting distributors from Lionsgate to Overture for its North American release.
Ryan Kavanaugh produced the film via Relativity Media, which acquired assets of Overture earlier this year.
The Playlist notes that the move is interesting “since Kavanaugh had a put deal in place with Lionsgate and Soderbergh was eager and confident in the abilities of execs Tim Palen and Joe Drake to make sure the genre film was given the right marketing push.”
The distribution change now sees the film eyeing a late March or early April 2011 release, says PL.
PL says designer Neil Kellerhouse, who created posters for The Girlfriend Experience, The Social Network and a number of DVD covers for The Criterion Collection, has created a poster for Haywire that which should be coming soon.
Soderbergh is also planning to put six minutes of the film on YouTube, says PL.
Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton, Michael Angarano, Matthieu Kassovitz, Channing Tatum and Antonio Banderas star.
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