Four Unused Posters for Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake

At this point all we have is a teaser poster for Spike Lee's Oldboy (10/25) remake starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson and Sharlto Copley, but today come four "key art explorations" created by artist Juan Luis Garcia for the film that went unused.

Give 'em a look below. Personally I really like the first one directly below.


Oldboy follows the story of 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 illusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.

  • Bertram J. Krogh

    I have a feeling that this might actually be legitimately good. Spike Lee is a great director, and the source material is solid. Hope it will not stick too closely to the original, but instead take its own stylish approach.

  • pomme

    i like the second poster and the others are too "saw/hostel" in my opinion

  • andyluvsfilms

    I actually think the fourth one is the best, it's a great shot of Brolin

  • JoeShlomo

    I really wish he would lose the "spike lee joint" for this movie. Doesn't seem remotely appropriate and also because it's a remake of Park's joint.

  • Podolski

    Really excited for this movie.... The original is one of my favorties and I think Sharlto Copley is a great casting.

  • Matt

    I actually prefer these posters to the one used. Hopefully these posters are indicative of the tone for the film.

  • Ryguy815

    If the movie is anything like these posters, I have a feeling it will be highly disturbing and creepy.

    • Jake17

      Watch the original South Korean film, that'll give you an idea of exactly what you're in for.

      • maja

        I think Ryguy may be a bit too young for the original!!

        • Ryguy815

          Unfortunately, I think you might be right. But I will be sure to check it out when I'm a little older.

          • Jake17

            I forget he's only 13. But, yes, Maja is probably right.

            • Ryguy815

              I'm actually 14 but it's ok that you got my age mixed up. I don't really care.

        • Stinger

          I was his age when I was watching rape hentai all the day.

          Of course, I didn't turn out well.

  • Jake17

    Having just watched Do the Right Thing this week and absolutely loved it, I'm excited to see what Spike Lee brings to this. Do the Right Thing had a shocking amount of tension throughout, so I have a felling he will do well with a thriller.

  • maja

    I'm super excited for this. Really hope it can meet the heights of the original and i'm hoping it's not just a scene for scene remake.

  • Chris138

    I like Spike Lee but thought the original Oldboy wasn't very good and massively overrated. I'm sort of conflicted on this one but I may give it a shot if I see some footage that looks decent.

  • Mikey

    Question for everyone: Should I watch the original Oldboy first or should I wait for this one to see if I like/dislike it more than those who have seen the original?

    • Stinger

      My opinion: Watch the original and don't watch this one. It's one of my top 10 films of all times and it needs no remake.

      Others are entitled to their opinion, and I respect them.

      • Mikey

        Well, I'll probably end up seeing both at some point, so I was just wondering if maybe I should watch them in the opposite order of how most will see the two films, just to see if I end up with a different opinion.

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    I think Spike can direct good movies. He just can't write them anymore.

  • Yaz

    Cautiously optimistic about the remake. I don't know. I thought the original was just brilliantly done... So, I'm not sure about what new elements could be brought to a remake... I'm also pondering as to whether the remake would take the risks the original did. If anything, at least the remake will get more eyes on to the original.

  • Jake17

    It is so ridiculous that they have you remove those posters.