Film District today launched Hotel Oldboy, an interactive website promoting Spike Lee's remake of Chan-Wook Park's cult classic "Oldboy." The film stars Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olsen, and will hit theaters on November 27.
Hotel Oldboy features a link to the red-band "Oldboy" trailer on Youtube, as well as other film clips. It also features images from the film and the original 2003 source material. The website is built on the Tumblr platform, which was purchased by Yahoo earlier this year.
"Oldboy" tells the story of a man(Brolin) imprisoned for 20 years for seemingly no rhyme or reason. After being locked in a room for two decades, he is suddenly released. This leads him on a hunt to track down the man responsible for his captivity so he can exact revenge.
Chan-Wook Park's most recent film "Stoker" was his first English language film. The film starred Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, and Mia Wasikowska. "Oldboy" was part of what was dubbed as his 'vengeance' trilogy, since he released three films with very similar themes. It followed 2002's "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance", and the supposed trilogy concluded with "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" in 2005.
Spike Lee recently completed a successful Kickstarter to fund his next film project. The director has stated that the film will explore human beings who are addicted to blood. Lee is currently filming a documentary about Mike Tyson.
Hotel Oldboy should tide "Oldboy" fans over until the film opens November 27.