South Korean director and screenwriter Park Chan-wook is commonly known here in the West for his revenge thriller Oldboy, a film that won the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, and critical praise from then-President of the Jury Quentin Tarantino. Now, working with a script from former Prison Break star Wentworth Miller, he’s making his first Hollywood feature debut with Stoker.
For those unfamiliar with the film, here’s the official synopsis:
After India’s (Wasikowska) father dies, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother Evelyn (Kidman). She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him
For one, the trailer looks beautifully creepy. I’ve seen several of Park Chan-wook’s films so far and he has a way of making even the dullest of conversations between characters seem intense. I was pretty skeptical when I heard that the script came from Wentworth Miller, but it was voted to the 2010 “Black List” of the 10 best unproduced screenplays, so there must be something to it.
Stoker hits theaters on March 1st, 2013.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.