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The first clip from Park Chan-wook’s “Stoker” has hit the web in preparation for the film’s March 1 release date. Dominated by Nicole Kidman playing a horrible, horrible parent, she delivers a menacing tirade about children, and shares her real feelings on the matter, to her daughter. Like I said, not a good parent. She does, however, look like she’s at the top of her game here, like “To Die For” top of her game.
The mere fact that Park has a new movie coming out is enough to get me excited about “Stoker”, his English language debut. Factor in the twisted family story that is as much horror as it is drama, and a moody, eerie trailer, and you have one of my most anticipated films of the first part of the year. Given the director’s previous work—“Oldboy”, “Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance”, “Thirst”—the subject matter is suitably warped for him to really sink his teeth into.
Here’s the official synopsis:
After India’s (Mia Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Matthew 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.
“Stoker” was written by “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller, and though the film doesn’t open wide until March 1, it is scheduled to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend.
Get more images and videos in our “Stoker” preview page.
Via : Yahoo Movies