Park Chan-wook is easily one of my favorite directors, having been responsible for the Korean classics Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengenace, Lady Vengeance, Thirst and even JSA.
This Friday, March 1 he is making his English-language debut with Fox Searchlight’s Stoker, penned by Ted Foulke (aka Wentworth Miller).
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, Alden Ehrenreich, Phyllis Somerville and Dermot Mulroney, Bloody Disgusting was provided with an exclusive “flip book” of family photos that range from eerie to unnerving. What is up with the Stoker family?!
“After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.”
Check out Ryan Daley’s positive review out of the Sundance Film Festival premiere.