Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Chris Pine Circles A Key Role In Wonder Woman
Warner Bros. has him in talks to be Steve Trevor
Patricia Highsmith's Ripley Heads For TV
All five novels to get serial treatment
Woody Harrelson And Laura Dern To Meet Wilson
Co-starring in the Daniel Clowes comic adaptation
Jackie Earle Haley Joins Birth Of A Nation
Playing a slave patrol captain in Nate Parker's drama
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
14 May 2015
Samuel L. Jackson Joins Remake Of The Blob
Playing a scientist for Simon West
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Tarzan
01 June 2016
The Hateful Eight
31 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Big Game (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Wild Card (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Chappie (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Big Hero 6 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Inherent Vice (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Oldboy Poster Hammers The Point Home
Find the truth and make it hurt...

22 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Moviefone

submit to reddit

Spike Lee’s remake of Park Chan-wook’s brutal, bloody Oldboy is fast approaching, which means we get reminded of that fact a lot. We’ve had plenty of featurettes and imagery, and here comes a big new poster, featuring one of the more iconic images from both films.

Oldboy follows Josh Brolin’s Joe Doucett, a boozy, piggish, deadbeat dad and screw-up advertising executive. When we meet him in 1993, he’s messing up potential business contacts, forgetting his child’s birthday and shouting down the phone at his ex-wife. Then he meets a mysterious woman, is drugged and wakes up in a weird hotel room. One that has no visible means of escape and little in the way of entertainment save for a wonky television.

Through it, he learns that his ex-wife has been horribly beaten and murdered and his daughter is now living with foster parents. Oh, and he’s the prime suspect. Joe, understandably, is shattered by the news, but can’t leave his room.

And there he stays for 20 years, trapped like a rat and fed the same meals every day. Slowly but surely he sorts himself out, conquering his alcoholism, getting in shape and trying to figure out who did this to him and how he can track down his daughter. Just as unexpectedly as he arrived, he’s released, with a mysterious person sending him on a quest to find the answers he’s probably better off not knowing...

As for the hammer? For anyone who hasn’t seen the original, it comes into play in a couple of key scenes, and let’s just say the moments (and the tool) make an impact. With Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Ware, Max Casella and Sharlto Copley in the cast, Oldboy is out on December 6. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Podcast 88: Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Francis Lawrence
Warning: surprisingly sweary
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)