If you’re a cinemaphile, then you automatically know that Chan-wook Park’s Korean thriller Oldboy is a downright masterpiece. So of course we were naturally scared when we heard that not only would there be an American version but that Spike Lee would be directing it. (No offense to Lee, but he’s been a bit on a losing streak lately. Have y’all seen Red Hook Summer?).
The trailer is pretty straight forward and as one Internet commenter said, it’s sole purpose is to show US fans of the original movie that they “know their shit.” I’m cautiously optimistic.