Josh Brolin's character Joe Doucett goes through a lot of trauma in the intense red-band trailer for Oldboy, the remake of the 2003 Korean thriller. First he wakes up in a strange room where he's a prisoner, then learns that his wife his been murdered, leaving his daughter an orphan — oh, and he's the prime suspect. After being imprisoned for 20 years, he gets the chance to get out and meet his daughter, but naturally after all that, he wants revenge, and he wants it bad. And by the looks of what we see Joe about to do the villain (Samuel L. Jackson), he gets it, and it's bloody.
The trailer is pretty violent, but at least the imagery seems artfully done, especially given that Oldboy is directed by Spike Lee, who knows how to weave a compelling narrative with violence. Like I said, the preview is intense, but it's interesting to see Brolin as the badass and Jackson as the villain, though it's a little weird that the much-younger Elizabeth Olsen plays Brolin's love interest. Oldboy comes out Oct. 25, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.