Well, after the footage arrives for Park Chan-Wook’ first English language movie a few weeks ago, the very first trailer has now arrived. Boy it’s good, it is better than good, it is amazing and full of style, menace and deliciously dark atmosphere. I expected nothing less from the man responsible for The Vengeance Trilogy, Stoker looks dazzling and mesmerising, and I really must stop waffling now because you don’t want to listen to me babble, just watch the darned thing! It is embedded at the bottom of this post!
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.