FilmDistrict has released a few new images and a lot of new posters for Spike Lee‘s remake of Oldboy. The story centers on Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin), who is kidnapped for mysterious reasons, and is released twenty years later with no explanation. Once free, he goes on a mission to find his captor and take revenge. The new images give us our first clear picture of Sharlto Copley as the film’s antagonist. Even cooler is a series of 20 posters with each poster marking a year in Doucett’s imprisonment. Each year is marked by one “event” ranging from 9/11 to New York Rangers defeating the Vancouver Canucks in the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. I wonder if the makers of these posters looked over the posters and thought, “Yeah, we did go to war against Iraq in 2003, but people really did love that cloned sheep.”
Hit the jump to check out the images and posters. The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen and Samuel L. Jackson. Oldboy opens November 27th.
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.