Director Park Chan-wook is Helming 'Stoker' with Carey Mulligan
by Ethan Anderton
November 16, 2010
Source: 24 Frames
Though we recently heard that a remake of his much loved comic adaptation Oldboy may have been revived (don't worry, apparently the rumors aren't true), director Park Chan-wook may finally be closing in on his English language debut. 24 Frames reports that the South Korean filmmaker is in talks to direct Stoker, a project written by "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller that had previously been linked to Ridley Scott. In addition, it sounds like Carey Mulligan (An Education) and Jodie Foster are still attached to star in the drama about a young woman whose mysterious uncle comes back into her life after the death of her father.
Scott Free is still producing the project, but the increasingly busy Ridley Scott was likely to busy with other projects like two incoming Alien prequels, an adaptation of the board game Monopoly, a movie about the Gucci fashion dynasty, an American remake of the UK's Red Riding Trilogy and a lot more as a producer. But with Chan-wook on board, this project just got a hell of a lot more interesting. As for the on-screen talent, Mulligan and Foster, two great actresses from their respective generations, together is certainly an interesting prospect (especially since Foster needs a career revival). As for the role of the uncle, no names are mentioned, but it's likely to be a big name star as well. Could be quite a big debut Stateside from Chan-wook, and we'll keep you updated as the story develops. Sound good?
Where the hell did Carey Mulligan come from? Prior to "An Education", I've never heard of the girl. Now, I see her name everywhere. I've never seen a break out actress before that seemed to come from no where and has so much exposure and offers. Not saying this in a bad way, I like her. I'm just saying, she has one hell of an agent.
Film Fan on Nov 16, 2010
Wook is in my top 5 favorite directors so im down for what eve
DoomCanoe on Nov 16, 2010
Love all of Park's movies... the story doesn't sound to interesting right now, but there must be something in the script that Park likes... so I'm down as well.
Eric. B on Nov 17, 2010
I really dislike Carey, but I might have to see this because I love Park.. As much as I don't like her I have to admit she was good in Wall St. 2
Lincoln on Nov 17, 2010
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