Spike Lee's adaptation of "Oldboy," Chan-wook PARK's acclaimed South Korean revenge horror -- which, itself, was based on a Japanese Manga series about a kidnapped man who, for years, is held in captivity until he's unexpectedly let go -- is coming to theaters at the tail end of November. Josh Brolin stars in this English-language version playing an ad executive who must survive his 20-year stretch in a confined hotel room before he can exact his rage-filled revenge.
And now a new viral video, titled "Preparing Your Stay," has been released online, offering a quick overview of the hotel's ghastly amenities, including a bloody pillow case with a crude black-pen drawing of a man's face. There's also a quick shot of Samuel L. Jackson, looking quite menacing with a Kimono robe and long knitting pins jammed through his blonde Mohawk fro. Jackson appears to be playing one of Brolin's heartless captors: "Never has a released guest made his presence known to the outside world," he says cryptically while on the phone.
An advertising executive (Josh Brolin) is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
Oldboy stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Michael Imperioli, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Reddick, Rami Malek, James Ransone