Oldboy Movie Clip, Contest, Images, Comic Con Panel. Spike Lee‘s Oldboy (2013) ‘Dumplings’ movie clip, contest, movie images, and the film’s New York Comic Con Panel are here for your to read and view. The ‘Dumplings’ movie clip stars Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen. The images star the aforementioned plus Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, and Pom Klementieff.
The Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, and Pom Klementieff, Oldboy images:
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The New York Comic Con 2013 panel for Oldboy:
*The panel started with some introductory footage from the film it combined much of what we saw in the OldBoy trailer with character moments featuring stars Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley and Samuel L. Jackson.
*The entire theater was then flooded with trademark OldBoy geishas, as panelists arrived. In attendance were writer Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Pom Klementieff.
*Protosevich started off talking about why and how he remade the original, stressing that he loves the original film and that he, Spike Lee and co. honored it in their remake.
*Imperioli talked about his character, who is a childhood friend of Josh Brolin’s Joe, and gets caught up in the web of revenge.
*Pom revealed that she is a female version of Mr. Han from the original. She is a girl, folks. No mistake about that.
*A CLIP from the film followed a scene in which Joe follows a man from a local chinese restaurant to the hotel prison where he was held for 20 years. He brutally dispatches three of the thugs working there – until he runs into the manager, played by Samuel L. Jackson. You may have seen the moment with Brolin and Jackson featured in the OldBoy red-band trailer. TRUST US: it’s much more twisted than what the trailer implies.
*Imperioli and Pom talked about working with Spike Lee as a vet and a newcomer, respectively. Both had nothing but praise for the director – albeit for very different reasons and from different perspectives.
*Protosevich reminds the crowd that he originally came on during the phase of the remake that had Will Smith and Steven Spielberg attached. He stuck with it when they left on the strength of the material and the love of his adaptation.
*Protosevich added an anecdote revealing that Spike Lee and he watched the original film – but Spike really loved his version of it. He never really read the manga before taking on the job of writing the script. He pointed out that the manga is VERY different than the Korean film.
The New York Comic Con 2013 question and answer session for Oldboy:
*The Q&A ironically started with a guy named Joe. He asked what impressed the panelists while making the film. Imperioli said that Pom’s martial arts – which she only learned for the film – impressed him. Pom herself took away actual martial arts.
*Protosevich talked about the choice to imprison Joe for 20 years, and spending a week on a set shooting Brolin as Joe in his two decade lockdown. The physical transformation of Brolin and challenge of the shoot stuck with him.
*The following questions basically centered around the question of “why remake OldBoy?” Protosevich pointed out that ‘Hollywood exploitation’ accusations aren’t very sound, since the dark nature of the movie doesn’t exactly make it ripe for blockbuster cash in. After that he mostly repeated the same love of the original over and over again.
*Protosevich took on the question of whether remakes are worthwhile as exact copies or altered visions. He used song covers as an analogy for how taking something loved, and still remaking it your own way, can (and has) result in a wonderful new thing people embrace.
*When asked if there was any trepidation taking on such controversial remake, Imperioli said working with Spike Lee again made it a no-brainer; Pom added (with fierce determination in her eyes) “No hesitation was possible.”
*Pom shared her loss of a toenail story with the crowd. The moderator (creepily) added that they could probably sell her loss toenail on Ebay. He’s probably right.
*The topic of the “remake” label came up. Since there are changes, is OldBoy a remake? Protosevich reiterated that some of his favorite films (like Cronenberg’s The Fly) are remakes where ‘the song sounds the same’ but slightly different.
*Pom described working with Sharlto Copley, describing him as an intellectual actor who taught here alot.
*Imperioli described bonding with Brolin and the intense physical transformations that he went through – not to mention the stuntwork. Pom called him a generous actor.
*A clever fan pointed out that the clip we saw featured Brolin stealing a garish bike – a nice recall of an iconic scene from Goonies where the actor did the same thing. He thanked Protosevich for that.
*Protosevich (without SPOILERS) talked about iconic moments from the original that they were absolutely going to use (hammer fight scene?), while other things (Asian cultural tropes needed to be changed.
A more detailed description of the Oldboy clips shown at the New York Comic-Con:
The film’s PR reps passed around a laptop for us to watch two clips we were told were exclusive to us in that room. The place was noisy, the picture was small, and there were six of us watching so bear with me. Suffice to say, mother fuckin’ SPOILER WARNING. Continue at your own peril.
Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) turns up at Chucky’s, a dimly lit bar run by his longtime friend who also happens to be one of the last people to see him before the disappearance. Chucky (Michael Imperioli) doesn’t recognize him at first but then welcomes him in, still uneasy. Chucky asks what he could have done to deserve what happened to him. Joe’s phone rings, and an image titled “The Invisible Man” pops up. Joe answers, hesitant, and is greeted by the voice of the film’s central villain, Adrian Pryce (Sharlto Copley). I heard very little of this last bit, but Pryce says some evil things to Joe and shakes him up.
We are in Chucky’s bar again, and Joe is at a stool while the bar is populated with normal folks. Joe gets a call from Pryce again but this time realizes he is in the room. The second he sees him on the phone, he grabs a weapon and rushes toward him, only to be quickly manhandled and beaten down by Pryce’s female bodyguard, Haeng-Bok (Pom Klementieff). She’s quick to act and brutal in her execution. Joe is on the ground in seconds.
This one was shown during the panel with a little intro from Josh Brolin brandishing a cardboard looking hammer he waved around with no small amount of amusement as he thanked the fans at NYCC for their support and hoped they’d like what they were about to see. Trust me when I say NO ONE was prepared for what they were about to see.
A bearded man arrives to pick up a large order of food from a busy Asian restaurant. Joe Doucett is watching. As the man leaves, Joe is in pursuit. As he speeds off in a black SUV, Joe snatches a hammer from a woman in an alley and steals a delivery bike to follow. Soon after, the car reaches its destination and Joe slips in, unnoticed. Joe takes out the first guard with barely a sound and confronts the bearded man in a freight elevator, sending his hammer crashing through his skull with a quick eruption of CG blood. A man looks over to the elevator camera monitor and sees Joe, whose face is shielded by all the food packages. The young guard tells him to drop the food on the table and Joe does so in a casual manner, then walks over to the guard and seems to stare into his face for a moment before burying the claw of the hammer in his skull. The motion was so forceful, it takes a little wiggle to get it back out.
Soon after, we see Chaney (Sam Jackson) sitting before a wall of monitors, all with prisoners like Joe. He says, “Feeding time for the animals,” and then he gets aggravated that the person who seemingly is to be doing the feeding has not arrived. He goes to check on the situation and is taken down by Joe. In the next scene we see Chaney is flat on his back. He angrily demands to be let free so they can fight man to man. Joe’s answer is to draw a dotted line on his neck. Chaney suggests he think about what he’s doing, prompting the badass response we know so well from the trailer: “I’ve been thinking about this for 20 years.” Then we get to see what happens next. Joe hovers over and goes to work. The act he is committing seems strenuous and Chaney is certainly not enjoying it, but you quickly realize it must not be something to cause a quick death as Chaney’s voice remains loud and strong. As Joe pulls back, we see he has not used his tiny box cutter to saw off Chaney’s head like I thought he would, but instead has cut a sliver from his neck. Joe then cuts a second sliver and puts it methodically into a nearby wastebasket. The size of the cut-out, in and of itself, is unnerving. Chaney suggests if Joe stops now, Joe might be able to get out of there alive. Joe seems amused by this and replies he’ll stop when he can pull off Chaney’s head with his bare hands.
This new version of Oldboy promises to follow the manga more closely than the original with as much character-driving dialogue as there is frantic, sudden, brutal violence.
A Michael Imperioli, Pom Klementieff, Mark Protosevich, Oldboy, New York Comic Con image:
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On the contest and the contest movie clip:
The contest is called #EatTheClues And Win The Hammer, and you could win the hammer that Josh Brolin uses in the film. The video features Brolin eating a lot of Won Tons. Here are the details.
For a chance to win the actual hammer used by Josh Brolin’s character in the film, tweet (@FilmDistrict) a photo of a dumpling at your favorite local dumpling spot with the hashtag #eattheclues. The contest ends on October 20th and a randomly chosen winner will be selected the following day on October 21st.
We previously published these Oldboy articles:
OldBoy‘s plot synopsis: a remake of Park Chan-wook‘s classic film, ”OLDBOY follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captor’s motive.
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. His quest for revenge leads him into an ill-fated relationship with a young social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and ultimately to an illusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.”
OldBoy will also star and Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Ware, Sharlto Copley, Joe Chrest, Linda Emond, Ciera Payton, Brett Lapeyrouse, Ilfenesh Hadera, Nate Parker, Michael J. Burg, Steven Hauck, and Gralen Bryant Banks.
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