Trailer Talk: Surreal 'Stoker' Marks 'Oldboy' Director's English Language Bow
Park Chan-wook's English language debut will finally be hitting theaters next year, and a trailer has just been released teasing all kinds of weirdness.
The "Oldboy" director's latest project stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode and Mia Wasikowska.
Synopsis: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. The young woman comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Thoughts: Park is definitely a visionary filmmaker if there ever was one. "Oldboy" was something that needed to be seen to be believed. His transition into English language film-making seems pretty smooth. Kidman is turning her crazy on here, and both Goode and Wasikowska look like they're going to be giving performances that will put them on the radar for many film buffs.
The story definitely looks strange, which means it's right up Park's alley. The trailer teases a film that will probably be full of surprises, good and bad. "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller reportedly wrote the screenplay and sold it under an alias. It was voted onto the 2010 "Black List" and Miller also reportedly wrote a prequel titled "Uncle Charlie."
If anything, "Stoker" definitely intrigues for many reasons including its story, writer and director. The trailer only hints at what's to come, but that should be enough to excite plenty of film fanatics. "Stoker" will rise or fall based on its merits come March 1, 2013.
Considering the talent of both the writer and director, let us hope for the former.