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'20 Years Were Taken From Me' - Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Gets Some New Poster Art

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 9, 2013 at 11:43AM

I wouldn't be surprised if some take issue with the use of some of the images you see in this new poster artwork below, used to market Spike Lee's Oldboy, which FilmDistrict, the film's distributor (which will soon be swallowed up by Universal) just sent out to the press - the 9/11 photos especially.
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I wouldn't be surprised if some take issue with the use of some of the images you see in this new poster artwork below, used to market Spike Lee's Oldboy, which FilmDistrict, the film's distributor (which will soon be swallowed up by Universal) just sent out to the press - the 9/11 photos especially.

Obviously, the intent here is to show a few of the momentous events the film's lead character, Joe Doucett, missed while in captivity (20 long years), including the year 2000, O.J. Simpson's trial and acquittal, and Bill Clinton's controversy-filled presidency.

Despite that explanation, given that we live in very sensitive times, some might not particularly care for the use of the horrific 9/11 images in the marketing of a film that has nothing to do with the terrorist tragedy.

Or maybe not... I could be wrong.

Spike Lee's Oldboy stars Josh Brolin, Sharlto CopleyElizabeth Olsen, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is set to open on November 27. I'm certainly anxious to see what Spike has done with the material!

Spike Lee directed the film from a script penned by Mark Protosevich, who is also co-producing, along with Roy LeeDoug Davison and Nathan Kahane of Good Universe.

Here's the full new poster art. Be sure to click on it, because something awaits you on the other side of its link:

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