Trailer: From The Director Of Oldboy Comes Stoker And It Looks Brilliant

Chan-Wook Park has made an amazing collection of films in South Korea, from the superb politically charged, humanitarian war drama JSA, through cult classic Oldboy and on to the occasionally dizzying vampire movie, Thirst. He now makes his English-language debut with Stoker, and after a section of the trailer appeared last week, here’s the full thing.

See that in HD at Apple.

I’m a bit sceptical about those shots with defocused outer thirds, but they appear to be from a dream sequence on memory of some kind, so I can at least see where the conceit came from. The rest of it looks stunning, though.

Also note how many shots of Wasikowska put her eye line much lower than is typical, even when she’s alone and it creates an unusual amount of headspace above her. In sequences that cut between a shot of Wasikowska and those of another actor, the other performer often breaks the top of the shot with their head, while she most often doesn’t come near.

She’s a “small” character, and the camera won’t let us forget it.

Stoker‘s script, by Wentworth Miller, made real waves when it hit the market. I think this film is well worth getting excited about.


The Mystery Of Jeremiah Danvers

Doctor Strange’s Wong Will Be In Avengers: Infinity War

Steve Dillon, Greatest Living Englishman, Dies Aged 54

Co-Writer And Krampus Director In Talks To Direct Godzilla 2

Mondocon 2016: Horror Houses Come to the Mondo Gallery

Will Your Comic Shop Be Attending The Diamond UK Retailer Event At MCM London Comic Con Next Friday?

Wonder Woman Sets Off UN Protest: “Comic Book Character Wearing What Looks Like A Playboy Bunny Outfit… A Toxic Message”


Who Wants To Be A Los Angeles-Based Director Of Sales And Marketing For Humanoids Then?

75 Years Of The Emerald Archer

Donald Glover Has Been Confirmed As Lando Calrissian In The Young Han Solo Movie