Park Chan-wook’s Stoker had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, and early reports are saying that Chan-wook’s first English language film is rather good. It is still all a bit of a mystery exactly what we can expect from the film, but the intrigue is only heightening my excitement to see the damned thing!
Chan-wook is the Korean director responsible for such classics as Thirst, I’m A Cyborg, JSA and the astonishing Vengeance Trilogy, so I have every confidence that Stoker will be nothing short of genius.
A new teaser trailer debuted today courtesy of Empire, and it just might be the best one yet. Featuring a gob smackingly awesome soundtrack, the teaser features footage we have already seen along with some new, creepy stuff that is guaranteed to get you excited to see it. The music really drives this new teaser, and it is expertly edited for maximum impact. If this teaser doesn’t sell you on Stoker, then nothing will!!
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.
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