Spike Lee is remaking South Korean hit "Oldboy" with Josh Brolin
Spike Lee's remake of the South Korean cult favorite "Oldboy" will duke it out at the box office with "Captain Phillips" and the 3D re-release of "Revenge of the Sith."
The film will hit theaters on Oct. 11, 2013, FilmDistrict said. As an action movie geared at adults, "Oldboy" will appeal to a different demographic than "Revenge of the Sith," which skews younger, and "Captain Phillips," an awards contender that boasts Tom Hanks and a true story of the rescue mission to save Americans held hostage by Somali pirates.
"Oldboy" centers on an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. Finally released, he goes on a vengeance-soaked mission to discover who ordered his punishment, and ultimately becomes ensnared in a wider conspiracy.
Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley and Samuel L. Jackson costar in the film.