Surprisingly Whimsical First Poster for ‘Oldboy’ Remake Raises Questions

Credit: FilmDistrict

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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