If you’re like us, then you no doubt loved Park Chan-Wook’s Vengeance trilogy of films (comprised of Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance) and have been eagerly awaiting his English-language debut. Wait no longer, because we’ve got the first trailer for the filmmaker’s upcoming feature Stoker.
/Film sums it up quite nicely, pointing out that Stoker looks like Park’s take on the classic Hitchcock/De Palma thrillers, with some very strong sexual tension and the gorgeous visuals we’ve come to expect from the director. This dark drama features Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode in leading roles – so it’s certainly not hurting for good actors.
Wasikowska and Kidman are a mother and daughter who are struggling to recover from the unexpected passing of the family patriarch. When his brother swoops in at the funeral, things take a turn for the bizarre.
Stoker doesn’t look like the same kind of film as those found in the earlier Vengeance trilogy, but there are lots of things in the trailer that make it pretty obvious this is a Park Chan-Wook movie. Check out the official synopsis then have a peek at the trailer and let us know if you’re feeling this one or not. Stoker releases nationwide on March 1, 2013.
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 Evelyn (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.