In “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” and “Oldboy’ director Chan-wook Park’s latest movie “Thirst”, Kang-ho Song (“The Host”) stars as a priest who is accidentally turned into a vampire during a failed medical experiment. Which, let me tell you, won’t go easy on the doctor’s malpractice insurance. “Good news and bad news, Mrs. Johnson. The good news is that your husband is alive. The bad news is that I accidentally turned him into a vampire. My bad.”
Someone from IMDB describes the film like this:
Beloved and devoted priest from a small town volunteers for a medical experiment which fails and turns him into a vampire. Physical and psychological changes lead to his affair with a wife of his childhood friend who is repressed and tired of her mundane life. The one-time priest falls deeper in despair and depravity. As things turns for worse, he struggles to maintain whats left of his humanity.
So, no guest appearances by Van Helsing and company? Probably not, if this teaser trailer for “Thirst” is any indication. Looks like Park’s playing this mostly free of vampire/horror conventions, which should be pretty interesting.
The film gets released in South Korea in April, 2009, while Focus Features will handle U.S. release duties later this year. Via Aceshowbiz.