Since his debut feature in 1992, The Moon is… the Sun’s Dream, director Park Chan-wook has been busy making a name for himself. As one of South Korea’s most acclaimed directors, he’s brought to life exciting characters and story lines from his country’s rich history as he’s dedicated most of his life’s work to the Asian film industry. For his next project, Stoker, he heads to the land of Hollywood.
Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy has made quite an impression on U.S. cinephiles. And Spike Lee has shown his appreciation for his work, as he’ll remake Chan-wook’s critically acclaimed 2003 film, Old Boy. Lee’s film will star Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Josh Brolin. Stoker has been in development since early 2011, and today we’re taking our first look at the new thriller starring Alice in Wonderland‘s Mia Wasikowska, Watchmen‘s Matthew Goode, and the incredible Nicole Kidman.
Believe it or not, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller penned the script. And judging by the story’s intriguing premise this could be a solid first effort. Stoker tells the story of India (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman whose father was involved in a fatal car accident. As she’s trying to cope with the tragedy, her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman) invites her Uncle Charlie (Goode), a man she’s never met before, to live with them. It doesn’t take long before India makes it her mission to discover her uncle’s ulterior motives. But will India’s curiosity get the best of her?
Visually, there’s a lot of interesting elements in Stoker. The way Chan-wook shot the movie, the angles and the dark tones, it all looks really intriguing. And the supporting cast boost some interesting names — Lucas Till (X-men: First Class) and Academy Award nominee Jackie Weaver. Stoker hits theaters March 1st, 2013. Will you be in line to catch this American thriller?
‘Stoker’ Movie Trailer