Although a perfectly good manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi exists—and was published in English by Dark Horse—the makers of the upcoming OLDBOY remake have created a new spinoff comic by Jason Badower and Rich Silverman and posted it on Tumblr. Two parts have been put up thus far. In the tradition of movie studio marketing departments everywhere, FilmDistrict has taken the beautiful simplicity of Tumblr and turned it into something that keeps crashing my (admitedly buggy) installation of Chrome. But you can still read it if you hit the above link.
OLDBOY was originally adapted in Korean by Park Chen Wook—it’s a bleak, brutal tale of shocking vengeance that I’ve never been able to sit through. The domestic version is by Spike Lee and stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sharlto Copley. If I can sit through AMERICAN HORROR STORY: THE COVEN, maybe I can make it through this!
OLDBOY opens on November 27th.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.