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Sneak peek of Chan-Wook Park's Stoker with Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska is seeped in coolness

09.20.2012

Chan-Wook Park, the highly regarded director fo the "vengeance" trilogy, which includes the now classic OLDBOY, is making the leap into English-language features, the first of which is STOKER, starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Matthew Goode.  The screenplay is by Wentworth Miller was on the 2010 blacklist of best unproduced scripts.  Obviously, it's found a good home in Park's corner, who has a signature style that lends itself well to the material.  Dark, edgy, off-kilter, and with devious characters, Park seems to have found the right fit for his first English-language feature. 

The full trailer should be along shortly, but this sneak peek is more than generous in giving you an idea of the coolness, atmosphere, and dynamics we've come to expect from the auteur.

Take a peek:

Park's OLDBOY is currently set to be remade by Spike Lee with Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley, and Elizabeth Olsen, so it's kind of an ironic twist that he's making the leap to U.S. features, while the U.S. is adapting his Korean feature.  Regardless, STOKER looks to be a kick ass slice of cinematic creepy awesomeness, which should serve as a nice appetizer for some of Park's planned upcoming features, including the western THE BRIGANDS OF RATTLEBORGE and a 1930s crime drama CORSICA 72.

Here's the synopsis:

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

STOKER is set for release on March 1, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Love her or hate her, Nicole Kidman certainly finds a means to work with some of the best and brightest on a continuous basis. I love her, so I'm biased.

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