New Oldboy Hotel Viral Invites You For A Comfy Stay

There is really only one good thing about the place where Josh Brolin's character is imprisoned for 20 years in Spike Lee's upcoming film Oldboy: you probably won't die there. The truth is that if you are in that room that actually means somebody wants to keep you alive as long as possible, using time as a torturous agent. Outside of that simple fact, however, the mysterious prison basically appears to be hell on Earth - as highlighted in the new Hotel Oldboy viral campaign.

Launching the new Tumblr site for the movie, which can be found at, FilmDistrict has crafted a new trailer/clip - which you can see above - as well as a set of six new images that highlight the prison's nice amenities while also giving us a glimpse at just how horrible a place the Hotel Oldboy really is. Yes there's 24/7 private security, three in-room meals a day, and a room with a view available, but that also means you're constantly being watched, your food is open for tampering, and that your window is really nothing more than a series of rotating images printed on paper. You can see all of the images in their highest resolution in the gallery at the bottom of this article.

Based on the manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi and adapted by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend), the film begins as a man named Joe Doucett (Brolin) is kidnapped and held prisoner for two decades. One day he wakes up in a trunk outside and discovers that he has been released, which leads him on not only a mission of revenge against the person responsible for his kidnapping, but also a mission to discover why he was imprisoned in the first place. The movie has a stacked ensemble cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Imperioli. While FilmDistrict was originally going to release the title on October 11th, it has since been pushed back to Thanksgiving weekend here in the U.S., and will be in theaters starting on Wednesday November 27th.

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