Stoker was a real audience divider on its cinemas release, with some feeling that Oldboy director Park Chan-Wook’s first English-language film was an underwhelming bore, while others went as far as to call it a horror masterpiece. To be honest I can understand where both sides are coming from, as your appreciation of the film completely depends on whether you fall for the film’s endlessly dripping style. If you don’t, it’s difficult not to notice the plot is slightly wanting. [Read more…]
A slightly creepy new poster has emerged for Stoker, which mark Park Chan Wook’s English language debut. Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Matthew Goode, and seeing as Mia is holding a pencil in a bloodied hand, that’s probably good advice.
Based on a script written by Wentworth Miller, Stoker is about a young woman called India (Wasikowska) who is grieving after the death of her father (Dermot Mulroney). Things are made more complicated when Uncle Charlie (Goode), a relative she has never met before, comes to town and stays with India and her unstable mother (Kidman). But who is Uncle Charlie?
The film premieres at Sundance, and reaches UK cinemas on March 1st.
There’s been a lot of interest in Stoker, largely because it marks the English-language debut of South Korean Oldboy helmer, Park Chan-Wook (and also because it’s written by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller). Now the first trailer for the movie has arrived. The film is about India (Mia Wasikowska’s), whose father dies in an auto accident. Shortly afterwards her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Nicolne 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. It’s currently set for release in the UK on March 1st, 2013.