Today, FilmDistrict has released the first official poster for Spike Lee‘s new adaptation of the manga, Oldboy. The comic was previously adapted by Park Chan-wook, and centers on a man who is inexplicably kidnapped and held prisoner for twenty years only to be released for no apparent reason. The man then sets out to get revenge on his mysterious captor. Park’s film is excellent, and so it’s difficult not to be wary of a new adaptation, but Lee has a unique style plus an excellent cast featuring Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, and Elizabeth Olsen. A couple fun facts about this poster: the title is in Brolin’s handwriting based on the letters he writes to his daughter while in captivity. More interesting is that this image is an actual shot from the movie, not a composite. So why is there a woman in the background with hash marks on her umbrella?
Hit the jump to check out the poster. Oldboy opens October 25th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Oldboy:
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 discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.