Stoker just premiered at Sundance, where it was met with mixed acclaim (but what movie isn’t?) The film doesn’t open until March 1 domestically, but there’s a new international trailer that’s fascinating, as it stutters the images of Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode and Jacki Weaver.
When a trailer’s this creative, it’s hard not to wonder if it’s trying to recreate the tone of the film itself, or if they have no idea how to sell the movie so they’ve messed with the visuals to the point that it makes something boring more striking. What is readily apparent is that it’s a gorgeous looking film, and was director by Park Chan-wook , the Korean filmmaker best known for Oldboy and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. Here’s that trailer, courtesy of Empire Magazine:
With music from DJ Shadow (“I Gotta Rokk”), again, it’s striking. We haven’t seen it yet (it just premiered last night at Sundance), but it’s likely we’ll have a review up later this week, and we’ll have even more when we get closer to the film’s release. Park Chan-wook is one of the greatest directors working today, but history is filled with talented foreign filmmakers who come to Hollywood. And some make a good go of it, while many make a film and retreat back home, so we shall see.
Have you seen the Vengeance trilogy?