If felt like we were waiting ages to get a glimpse of Park Chan-Wook’s first English language film, Stoker, and now we are getting more than we asked for. Just a few weeks ago came the first clip, and last week came the first trailer and before you can even say “seriously dark and atmospheric”, a second trailer comes along!
The new trailer offers some new scenes, and feels much more intense than the last one, and is much more violent. While the violence is not exactly in your face, this trailer does hint at some rather nasty scenes to come, and there is a stronger emphasis on the sexual nature of the film here too. Not only that, but just before the minute mark, the truly gorgeous Dirge by Death in Vegas begins to play, now you can’t get any better than that!
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.