'Oldboy' tells the story of a man finding himself locked up in a hotel room for 15 years (in Lee's version it is 20 years) without knowing why or even who his captors are. While there he discovers his wife has been murdered and he is the chief suspect. With no warning he is suddenly set free and what follows is a very bloody and graphic quest for vengeance. The 2003 film drew many fans world wide not only for it's The Matrix-style action scenes and ultra violent images, but also for it's highly original script with several mindblowing twists.
The first trailer for Lee's updated version has just gone online and seems to show he has wisely decided not to stray too far from the original's moody, sinister tone. In this version Josh Brolin stars as the imprisoned man hell bent on discovering the truth, at any cost. His co-stars include Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olsen. With Spike in charge, this should be a very interesting ride. 'Oldboy' (2013) hits the US in late October and the UK in December.
Here is a clip of Spike Lee talking about his 'take' on 'Oldboy':
Here is the trailer for the orginal 2003 'Oldboy':