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Spike Lee’s “Oldboy” remake has released an official synopsis and release date.
Judging by the synopsis below, the American remake won’t stray too far from the original storyline in the Korean thriller, except for a few minor details. The lead character’s prison sentence will be extended an extra five years.
The story follows 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 elusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.
“Oldboy” is currently set to release on Oct. 11, 2013.
via Total Film