FilmDistrict has released the first official theatrical one-sheet for Spike Lee’s Oldboy and it’s bizarre to say the least. While I’m still not totally sure how I feel about this poster, I do love the tagline, “Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free.”
The poster is actually a shot from the film itself and a nod to the red-band trailer which is apparently on its way Wednesday. The title treatment is Josh Borlin’s actual handwriting, which was inspired by the handwritten letters his character writes to his daughter in the film. The poster is a nice little taste of the flick but the trailer should tell us a lot more when we see it in just a couple of days.
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.
The film stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley.