Spectacularly Eerie International Trailer for Park Chan-wook's 'Stoker'

October 4, 2012
Source: Empire


The first trailer for Park Chan-wook's English film debut Stoker kind of blew us away. With flares of Shadow of a Doubt, the film felt creepy, ominous and truly original. Nicole Kidman puts on her best unstable mother face, Matthew Goode plays a deceptively kind uncle, and Mia Wasikowska is the stoic, quiet teenager. Now an international trailer has surfaced and sheds a bit more light on this psychological family drama. Interestingly enough, actor turned writer Wentworth Miller says the film is kind of a vampire movie that isn't really a vampire movie. We're not sure what that means, but this film looks spectacular.

Here's the new international trailer for Park Chan-wook's Stoker from Empire:

After India's (Mia Wasikowska) 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 (Nicole 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. Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Vengeance Trilogy) directs Stoker from a screenplay by actor Wentworth Miller going as Ted Foulke. Fox Searchlight is releasing Stoker in theaters March 1st, 2013 next spring. Thoughts?

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  • dom
    Very clever. Intrigued.
  • TheRagingCajun
    Fuck you dom, i was going to say that i'm intrigued. It's my line. MINE.
  • grimjob
    Hmm, yes, intriguing. I too am intrigued. Well said dom, good line.
  • tzarinna
    I'm all about this and creepy Uncle Charlie.
    • Miss Truth Hurts
      Ah yes....Nasty ass white folks and their incestuous way thinking this shit is entertainment....Life once again imitating art
  • truong18
    this trailer makes me wanna see this movie so bad, Park Chan-wook is fucking genius.
  • Paul K.
    Does anyone know the name of the song in the background of most of the trailer?
    • Ben
      Death in Vegas - Dirge
      • Paul K.
        Thanks a lot!
  • skimi
    What's that music ?!!
  • Chazzy
    Looks fantastic. Can't wait.
  • are you fucking kidding me? wentworth miller wrote this? WENTWORTH FUCKING MILLER?!?
    • Why? it's good or bad?
      • Disqusting
        The guy who broke out of prisons on TV and starred in one Resident Evil movie? Of course he's good. As for this movie's screenplay, it's pretty drab. Then again, it might just be the director's fault.
  • Nielsen700
    Looks dope.
  • Cool Beans!
    So wait, it's starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and penned by Wentworth Miller and directed by the legendary Chan-wook Park...Sold! 2013 can't come quick enough! My only critique is that the trailer gave away a little too much.
    Holy cow. This is going to be breathtaking.
  • funda
    holy!!!!!! i want this movie now! wow! it makes me hate mia less!
  • Van Helsing
    Stoker means Bram Stoker maybe.
  • spaintown
    why do they always show a CU of the gun trigger all the way back. when the damn thing is not even fired yet?
  • This is actually a reworking of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Inform yourselves folks - there are no original ideas left in Hollywood.
    • nikki
      which one?
    • tvor03
      that's funny. i was thinking it looked very Hitchcock-ian.
    • There are no original ideas anywhere. Every story has been told in some medium, by some storyteller. The point is not so much in the content, but in how the content is delivered.
      • GordoftheNorth
        You might enjoy exploring more. There are loads of original ideas from other cultures and historical periods.
        • "Other cultures and historical periods" = not completely original
          • GordoftheNorth
            You miss my point which is that we can't assume all ways of telling stories are the same across cultural and historical boundaries. Nor are the reasons for telling certain stories. Read Shakespeare in the Bush by Laura Bohannon as one example. There is a reason that such a thing as culture shock exists. What makes sense to an individual coming out of one cultural context may seem cryptic or incomprehensible to someone coming from another cultural background. For the outsider a Navajo sandpainting doesn't communicate the story and meaning that it would for someone versed in that tradition. To them it would communicate powerful ideas and feelings. Instead of original let us say distinct.
    • When you make that type of comment you should also let peolple know which movie you're talking about if you really want to enlighten the masses. I think there are original ideas.Hollywood is just getting too lazy doing remakes that make them money & don't require much thought.
    • I think the writer said it picks up where "Shadow of a Doubt" leaves off so guessing the dad was a serial killer, brother comes to town, also a serial killer, and in turn, she too ("it's in her blood") is a natural killer. IDK, spitballin' here...
  • Al
  • He gone molest that girl...sad but i think he is....
  • tammatha
    Looks fascinating, Nicole rarely makes a bad movie. Which she would stop messing with her face though. She has been a plastic surgery junkie since parting with Tom.
  • Brandon
    I'm so stoked!
  • ed
    hail wentworth frakkin' miller! u've jst graduated to most interesting actor in my book.
  • hooksie
    Reminds me of an episode of Star Trek TNG where some entity had been the first love of every female in Dr Crusher's family. Betting it's something along those lines. Like the man said, no original ideas left anywhere but in the telling of the story. Might still be good.
  • I'm getting a Lolita vibe
  • Looks like the story is an utter cliche' horror movie trope - creepy relative comes to visit, turns out to be a killer, the girl knows, blah, blah, blah. However, it looks like the script is good and the direction is obviously fantastic. Just wish it had been an original story and not something we've seen 10,000 times.
  • Grandmother, mother and daughter all played by Australian actresses...interesting.




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