C'mon, Hollywood: Why exactly did Oldboy bomb?
joblo.com Remakes are always controversial no matter who's attached to the project, the number of years it's been since the original was released, how good the first one was, etc. With directors ranging from Justin Lin to Steven Spielberg, the OLDBOY remake eventually became Spike Lee's responsibility and after playing a very long waiting game, the film has finally come and hit theaters with a resounding "eh."
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Oldboy Synopsis and Credits

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.

"Oldboy" stars Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sharlto Copley.

Directed by Spike Lee.
Written by Mark Protosevich.
Produced by Doug Davison, Mark Protosevich, Nathan Kahane, and Roy Lee.
Production company/distributor: FilmDistrict.

Release Date: November 27, 2013

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