"Oldboy" director Park Chanwook to release first English-language film, "Stoker"
20th Century Fox has recently announced the release date for Park Chanwook's first English-language film, "Stoker." The highly anticipated drama will open on March 1, 2013.
The screenplay is written by Wentworth Miller, who starred in the U.S. television series "Prison Break," and the film has Tony Scott, Ridley Scott, and Michael Costigan as the producers. The R-rated film will also be featuring big Hollywood stars such as Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Alden Ehrenreich, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, and Lucas Till.
"Stoker" tells of a young girl named India (Mia Wasikowska) whose father dies in a car accident. Her uncle (Matthew Goode) then appears in her life and comes to live with her and her mother (Nicole Kidman.) Even though India starts to suspect her uncle of having ulterior motives, she becomes more infatuated with him.
Park Chanwook is well-known for his dark and violent themes, and has become one of the top filmmakers in Korea, having directed films like "Oldboy," "Lady Vengeance," "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance," and most recently, "Thirst."
Sources: MetroSeoul and Indiewire