Korean Teaser for Park Chan-wook's Vampire Thriller Thirst
by Alex Billington
March 16, 2009
Korean director Park Chan-wook is better known as the brilliant mind behind the Vengeance trilogy - Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. In 2006 he directed I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK, but it never made its way to US soil as far as I know (anyone see it?). His latest film is a vampire thriller called Thirst and it's due out in Korea this April. Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, we've got our first look at a short Korean language teaser trailer for Thirst and it looks pretty solid. Apologies for the lack of subtitles, but Park Chan-wook fans should be able to appreciate it anyway.
Watch the trailer for Park Chan-wook's Thirst:
A beloved and devoted priest (Song Kang-ho) 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.
Thirst is directed by South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, of Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, and I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK previously. The screenplay was co-written by Park Chan-wook and his writing partner Jeong Seo-Gyeong. The film first hits theaters in Korea in April. Focus Features will then debut Thirst in the US sometime later this year.