Oldboy Remake's Videos Show Workout Regimen, Physical Demands

posted on 2013-11-06 08:00 EST
Star Josh Brolin says he prefers Spike Lee's preliminary 3-hour cut of November 27 film

Esquire posted an exclusive clip from Spike Lee's Oldboy film remake, in which Oldboy star Josh Brolin (Joe Doucette) demonstrates his intense workout regimen:

In a second behind-the-scenes featurette, Brolin talks about the physical demands of working on the film's set. According to Brolin, he would "never do it again" after having to put on weight for the role and then lose it in two days.

Brolin intimated to the Los Angeles Times newspaper that he prefers Lee's preliminary three-hour director's cut of the film, which the newspaper describes as "both quieter and filled with more character-centric moments." When asked about the final cut that will be in theaters, Brolin said, "I do have opinions, but it's better to bite my tongue."

Lee shot his remake with Brolin (Milk, Men in Black 3), actress Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House, Martha Marcy May Marlene), Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team), Samuel L. Jackson (Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, The Avengers), and James Ransone (Sinister, Inside Man, The Next Three Days) last fall.

Chan-wook Park's original live-action film is itself an adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi's Oldboy manga, which follows a man seeking the kidnapper who imprisoned him for years.

Lee's remake will open on November 27.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tips

[Via ComicBookMovie,, BloodyDigusting]

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