I was honestly beginning to believe that Park Chan-Wook’s first English language film, Stoker, was a myth. It has been what feels like a lifetime waiting to see just a hint of what delights there are to come from this film, and thankfully today we finally get a glimpse. Entertainment Tonight got the exclusive first look at the film, and that footage has now made its way on-line for all to see, and you can view it at the bottom of this post.
The cast all look terrific, and the overall mood and atmosphere is just as you would expect from the director of The Vengeance Trilogy. The brief but brilliant footage really shows off the wonderful job the director appears to have done in creating an unsettling and very dark drama with a hint of horror. Enjoy the footage, and hopefully there will be more to come very soon.
Stoker is directed by Park Chan-Wook, and is based on a screenplay written by Wentworth Miller. The excellent cast includes Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Lucas Till and Jackie Weaver. Expect to see Stoker in UK cinemas 1st March 2013.
India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) was not prepared to lose her father and best friend Richard (Dermot Mulroney) in a tragic auto accident. The solitude of her woodsy family estate, the peace of her tranquil town, and the unspoken somberness of her home life are suddenly upended by not only this mysterious accident, but by the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India thinks the void left by her father’s death is finally being filled by his closet bloodline. Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives. Yet instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless young woman becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
By Matt Wavish