I’d almost forgotten about this one. Which is weird considering the cast and the director. Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner John Hurt and Ed Harris in The Host director Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer. We’d done some reporting on this right around the time I started in 2011 and now we’re finally getting some interesting stuff (via The Film Stage) like a teaser poster, some concept art and even a snippet of the score!
Produced by Oldboy helmer Park Chan-wook, Snowpiercer is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in a world covered in snow and ice, story follows a train full of travelers who struggle to co-exist.
The film will likely be released later this year. Head inside for a gallery featuring the teaser poster and concept art! READ MORE
Chan-wook Park (Oldboy; pictured above) recently wrapped up Stoker for Fox Searchlight and now he turns his attention to, the much more violent, The Brigands Of Rattleborge. I read this script about 5 or 6 years back (back when Mel Gibson was considered a viable name to direct) and it’s pretty hardcore! Park will be right at home!
Per Variety, “South Korean helmer Chan-wook Park (“Oldboy”) is in talks to direct Craig Zahler‘s Black List western ‘The Brigands of Rattleborge,’ which Red Granite Pictures has come on to fully finance and co-produce with Mythology Entertainment. Red Granite toppers Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland will produce with Mythology’s Bradley Fischer (“Shutter Island”). The other Mythology principals are Laeta Kalogridis and James Vanderbilt, who will likely be involved in a producing capacity, though their exact credits, along with those of Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer and Zahler, are still being worked out.”
The film is an “ultra-violent thriller that follows a sheriff and a doctor who seek revenge against a group of bandits who use the cover of a torrential thunderstorm to rob and terrorize the occupants of a small town.”
A small piece of exclusive casting news as we’re exclusively told that Phyllis Somerville (“Fringe”) has joined the growing cast of Stoker, Korean director Park Chan-wook’s (Oldboy) English-language debut that will also star Wentworth Miller, Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, Dermot Mulroney and Alden Ehrenreich.
Somerville will play Stoker’s housekeeper, Mrs. Garrick.
Penned by Miller on the pseudonym Ted Foulke, “It’s the story of an eccentric teen whose enigmatic and estranged uncle (Firth) who returns to the family after the death of the girl’s father.”
Miller has also written Uncle Charlie, a prequel to Stoker that explores another chapter in the history of an unusual family that has a knack for burying secrets, as well as bodies.
Dermot Mulroney (Abduction, Zodiac, The Grey) has joined the cast of Stoker, the Fox Searchlight thriller written by former “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller.
Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Lucas Till and Jacki Weaver make up the ensemble cast of the pic, which begins lensing later this month in Nashville with Oldboy‘s Chan-wook Park in the director’s chair.
“The story centers on a young woman (Wasikowska) who loses her father and must contend with a mysterious uncle (Goode). Mulroney is playing the woman’s father.”
Lucas Till, the young actor who played Havok in X-Men: First Class, has joined the cast of Stoker, a Fox Searchlight thriller from Oldboy director Park Chan-wook, reports TheWrap.
Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode also star.
The actor Wentworth Miller wrote the movie under the pseudonym Ted Foulke.
Chan-wook Park is directing the movie about a teen who is mourning the death of her father at the same time her mysterious uncle appears in her life.
Chan-Wook Park solidified himself as one of the best directors of the last decade with the Vengeance trilogy, along with the pretty great Thirst and I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK. With Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman set to star and brothers Ridley and Tony Scott producing, his English language debut, Stoker, is beginning to look like a star-studded event.
Last we heard, Colin Firth was being courted for the lead male role in the film, which follows a teenage girl who must deal with the unexpected appearance of a mysterious uncle while mourning the death of her father. Variety just got word that Matthew Goode is in talks for the part. I got to admit, I haven’t seen a lot of Goode’s work, but he was spot on as Ozymandias in Watchmen.
The Fox Searchlight production is set to debut sometime in 2012.
The story finds Korea’s leading man, Song Kang-ho, as a much-loved priest who becomes a vampire after a failed medical experiment; he becomes a tortured and depraved soul. Title refers to a craving for sex, blood and love. CJ is pitching the pic as a love story with horror and drama.
The third film from Park Chanwook’s revenge trilogy following “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” and “Oldboy”. Lee Geum-Ja, at the age of 19, goes to prison for the murder and abduction of a child on behalf of her accomplice Mr. Baek, only to find out that she is betrayed. While in prison, she carefully prepares for her revenge by winning the hearts of her fellow inmates with her kindness, thus earning herself the nickname ‘kind Ms. Geum-Ja’. Upon her release from prison after 13 years, she finally sets out to seek revenge on Baek, with the help of her former prison mates.
This is the story of a deaf mute who is laid off, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. He has the wrong blood type to be able to donate one of his kidneys, so he arranges a trade with a group of organ dealers: one of his kidneys, and 10 million won, in return for their finding a kidney for his sister. They renege, but a legitimate kidney becomes available for transplant. Unfortunately, he no longer has the 10 million won required for the hospital to perform the operation. He and his girlfriend, a terrorist seeking to change how the poor are treated in Korea, kidnap his former boss’s daughter. She is a very sweet girl, and they get along quite well with her. The sister kills herself when she finds out there is no money to pay for her transplant, and while he is burying her body near the stream they used to play in, the daughter accidentally drowns. The balance of the movie shows the revenge of the various wronged parties.