We were a bit skeptical when we heard Spike Lee was directing the American version of Park Chan-Wook’s modern classic Oldboy. The first poster for that movie has arrived today and so far, we like what we see.
Sure, Josh Brolin emerging from a chest in the middle of a grassy field doesn’t exactly spell things out and tell us all we need to know, but that’s a good thing. What we do like is the poster’s bizarre nature, which potentially bodes well for the movie itself.
Spike Lee isn’t exactly known for this kind of movie, but perhaps this is the one that will set his career off in a new direction. For the sake of Oldboy fans everywhere, we sincerely hope so.
Of course, if Lee drops the ball on this one and it turns out badly, we always have the original to enjoy. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s definitely worth a look.
Look for the first trailer from Oldboy later this week. For now, check out the full poster after the break.