Is Park Chan-Wook’s Stoker a Vampire Film? Starring Colin Firth?

That’s apparently the going rumor around the movie, which I have to admit, is totally news to me. My only real interest in the film previously was that it was written by Wentworth Miller of “Prison Break” fame, and was set to be the English-language debut of one Park Chan-Wook, famous for “Oldboy” and the “Vengeance” trilogy.

But now, according to THR, “Stoker” could also be about … vampires? A horror film? A drama/horror film? A combination of those two dramas? “Stoker”, as in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. Get it? Perhaps. If true, then this wouldn’t be Park’s first foray into the genre. He previously delved into vampirism in 2009’s “Thirst”.

The other big news around the movie has recent Oscar winner Colin Firth signing up to play the eccentric uncle at the center of the movie. This is according to the UK’s Daily Mail, so you know, there’s about a 50-50 chance that it could be completely made up. Such is the credibility of the UK’s “newspapers” nowadays when it comes to movie news.

“Stoker” would star Mia Wasikowska as a young girl who rejoins her uncle (possibly Firth) after the death of her father. Nicole Kidman is also in the cast.