Saturday, November 9, 2013

The First Red Band Trailer For Spike Lee's OLDBOY Is Online

Almost a year after creating controversial statements criticizing director Quentin Tarantino's pre-Civil War blaxploitation spaghetti western-inspired drama, Django Unchained, filmmaker Spike Lee re-enters the spotlight exactly where he will await the verdict of film goers and Asian cinema fans everywhere upon the release of his next film, Oldboy, a "re-interpretation" of the 2003 Korean cult classic which was directed by Park Chan-wook. Lee's film stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson and Sharlto Copley. The film is 1 of numerous Korean titles we can anticipate to continue to cross more than to North America between now and next year for Hollywood adaptations, which includes actress Charlize Theron's upcoming function in the reboot of the 2005 film, Lady Vengeance.

Collectively, both Oldboy motion pictures are loosely based on an orginal story and graphic Japanese novel published and serialized in between 1996 and 1998 by author Garon Tsuchiya and illustrator by Nobuaki Minegishi, about a man mysteriously kidnapped and locked away for ten years, only to be all of a sudden released, and subsequently driven to investigate the city's criminal underbelly to uncover out who took him a decade earlier and why. The story includes yet another mysterious, considerably younger lady he crosses paths with, and a hidden ememy from his previous, whose motives sooner or later prove to be way more than meets the eye.

In comparison, both films also augment the quantity of years in which the lead charcter is held in captivity.

In 2012, actors Brolin and Copley have shared upbeat responses to the film and functioning with Lee, in addition to actor Choi Min-sik, the original star in Park's adaptation as the lead, who explained his position in sharing no interest in seeing the film at the time, but supported it nonetheless.

Anybody worrying that the film will be a remake of the 2003 hit can breathe just a tiny much more. According to statements made late last year, Brolin also mentioned that Lee's film would not be a full remake of Park's film, just equivalent in structure. Citing award-winning fight choreographer J.J. Perry's function on the hallway fight scene in certain, Brolin stated the following:

“We do not match anything [from the hallway scene]. The only matching is that we do it in one take. That’s the only matching. That’s the only similarity. Well, no, there’s 1 more similarity, but it’s basically the only similarity inside that sequence and I consider I can be secure to say that it’s not something like the original other than it is 1 take and I’ve in no way skilled or noticed something like it. And I feel what J.J. Perry did as the fight coordinator is some thing phenomenal. 

I will say this, I thought there is no way I could possibly pull it off till about a week just before we did it soon after rehearsing it for very a although.”

The original stunt coordinator who developed the action for Park's film the late Ji Jung-Hyeon. Small is known about Hyeon who was also a stuntman all through his profession, but among his earlier credits are the 2007 epic biopic, Mongol with actor Tadanobu Asano, and the 2006 gangster thriller, City Of Violence with Jung Doo-hong and Ryu Seung-wan. Hyeon died on the set of Kim Ji-woon's 2008 film, The Very good, The Undesirable & The Weird.

Oldboy premieres on October 25, 2013.

OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to find out who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to discover he is still trapped in a internet of conspiracy and torment.

Co-starring Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, OLDBOY was directed by Spike Lee, from a script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell, Thor). The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane.

Check out the new trailer under, courtesy of Yahoo! Motion pictures.

The First Red Band Trailer For Spike Lee's OLDBOY Is Online
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