Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake pushed back to November

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We’ll have to wait a little longer to see how Spike Lee has reimagined Park Chan-wook’s 2003 thriller.

FilmDistrict has shifted the film’s release date for the second time. Originally, Oldboy 2.0 was scheduled to open Oct. 11. But in May, the distributor changed the release date to Oct. 25 — and now it’s been pushed back once more, to the much more crowded date of Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving.

Only two other movies are currently scheduled to open in wide release on Oct. 25: The Counselor, starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, and Javier Bardem, and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. Now that it’s been delayed a month, though, Oldboy will be competing against three wide releases (Black Nativity, Frozen, and Homefront), as well as the limited releases Grace of Monaco and Out of the Furnace. TWC’s Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is scheduled for release Nov. 29 as well.

Oldboy follows an ad exec (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held in solitary confinement for 20 years. When he’s finally released, he seeks vengeance — only to find himself still entangled in a conspiracy. Check out the red-band trailer below.


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