New OLDBOY Viral Posters and Promo Video Advertise a Terrifying Stay at “Hotel Oldboy” [UPDATED]

     September 17, 2013


The viral marketing campaign for director Spike Lee’s Oldboy reinterpretation has been pretty impressive/bleak thus far, and that streak continues with a new series of posters that advertise the amenities found at “Hotel Oldboy” with tongue firmly planted in cheek.  We see gruesome looks at Josh Brolin’s character’s captivity accompanied by taglines like “24/7 private security” and “three in-room meals a day.”  Everything we’ve seen from the film thus far has shown that Lee is not smoothing out the rough edges of Park Chan-wook’s original 2003 film, and I continue to look forward to the finished product.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The film also stars Elizabeth OlsenSharlto CopleyLance ReddickMichael Imperioli, and James Ransone.  Oldboy opens in theaters on November 27th. [Update: FilmDistrict has released a new promo video for the film, which is included after the jump.]

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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.


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