New Images from the Set of Spike Lee’s OLDBOY Remake Featuring Elizabeth Olsen and Josh Brolin

     November 3, 2012


Director Spike Lee’s remake of Park Chan-wook’s South Korean new-classic Oldboy is currently in production in New Orleans, and a few more photos from the set have surfaced.  The film stars Josh Bolin as an advertising executive who is kidnapped and imprisoned for 20 years without explanation.  He is abruptly released and sets out to discover the who and why of his captivity, running across a social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and an illusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.   We previously got a brief look at Brolin in costume, and these new set photos reveal Olsen’s tattooed character and Brolin sporting some intimidating workout clothes.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson and James RansoneOldboy opens on October 11th, 2013. [Update: We've removed the unofficial images.]

Here’s the synopsis for Oldboy:

OLDBOY follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captor’s motive.  When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. His quest for revenge leads him into an ill-fated relationship with a young social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and ultimately to an illusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.

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  • Jordan

    Actually looking forward to this quite a bit. I love the original, I love Spike Lee, Josh Brolin is great in everything he’s in, and Sharlto Copley is quickly becoming one of my favorite actors (his D9 performance is, IMO, one of the best of the performances of the past decade, and he made a hell of a Murdock. Even Dwight Schultz gave him props for his performance). Not only is the prospect of Sharlto Copley and Spike Lee working together awesome, but I’m really looking forward to see what Copley can do with the Woo-Jin Lee role

    • Anonymous

      Spike lee will destroy this Korean classics…..should have retired after. Do the right thing

      • Bill

        Typical fanboy judging a film before actually watching it. Spike Lee has directed great films, and this has a great cast behind the great director. I loved the original, and usually dislike classics, but it seems their trying here.

  • Tommygunfun

    What’s up with that guys make up in the back? Looks like the joker lol

    • Jay

      I agree dude – wtf, are his eyeballs on the top of his head?

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  • Petar

    I think the author has been playing too much Mass Effect. That word was made up as a character’s name. The word you’re searching for is ‘elusive’.
    Amazing what they teach in ‘journalism’ these days…

    • Norris

      Well at least they still teach snarkyness right?

    • adam cross

      “illusive” is actually a word – it wasn’t “made up” for a character in Mass Effect. Sure, the guy has used the wrong word in this context but you’re wrong in saying that illusive is made up. Try using a dictionary or Google before you attempt to stamp your superiority on a public forum.

      • dad

        Microsoft word destroyed peoples’ ability to spell without getting the program to fix mistakes or reach for a dictionary such as the google one. Shame.

      • Adam Chitwood

        The description of Copley’s character as “illusive” rather than “elusive” is correct and taken directly from the film’s official synopsis, which is included in this article.

        illusive = “deceptive or unreal.”

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  • Strong Enough

    I don’t see whats the big deal. IT isn’t really a remake but based of the manga which Chan changed drastically on his own. Spike is doing the same thing.

  • Kevin

    Elizabeth Olsen is hot!

    • Rick Ross

      Boobs, bro.


    Josh “BOLIN”

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