First ‘Oldboy’ Poster Lets Josh Brolin Out of the Box

By  · Published on July 8th, 2013

[Clicking makes it bigger]

Brimming with impenetrability, the first poster for Spike Lee’s take on Oldboy features Josh Brolin dressed as Neo, making his escape from a steamer trunk in the middle of a field while Elizabeth Olsen (or Sharlto Copley with shaved legs) stands poignantly facing the other way.

Its premiere is a preamble to a trailer release which will most likely happen this week (*cough*Wednesday*cough*) ‐ so we’ll finally get to see how Lee and screenwriter Mark Protosevich plan to tell the story (and how much hammer-wielding takes place). While you wait, stare at this until the yellow umbrella dissolves into symbolism or you go cross-eyed.

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