Fox Searchlight has released the first clip from Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut, Stoker. The film centers on a young girl (Mia Wasikowska) who encounters her mysterious uncle (Matthew Goode) while mourning the death of her father (Dermot Mulroney). The majority of this clip is actually silent, as we’re treated to a quiet scene between Wasikowska and Goode’s characters. An overall air of creepiness is prevalent, and it goes hand-in-hand with Chan-wook’s precision photography. Matt caught the film at Sundance and enjoyed it, describing it as “an unnerving, slow-burn mystery-thriller that delves into a bloodline destined to shed blood” in his review.
Hit the jump to watch the clip. The film also stars Nicole Kidman and Jacki Weaver. Stoker opens in limited release on March 1st before expanding in the following weeks.
We’ve got three new featurettes for you today from a variety of pictures:
- Silver Linings Playbook – A 30-minute “making of” featurette that gets to the heart of mental illness as portrayed by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Oscar-nominated David O. Russell film.
- Stoker – Commentary on the characters of Park Chan-wook’s dark family portrait drama that stars Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode. Stoker opens in limited release March 1st.
- Olympus Has Fallen – Behind-the-scenes of Antoine Fuqua’s latest actioner starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. Olympus Has Fallen opens March 22nd.
Hit the jump to watch all three featurettes.
Fox Searchlight has released a batch of new images from director Park Chan-wook’s (Oldboy) English-language debut Stoker. The film centers on a young girl (Mia Wasikowska) who encounters her mysterious uncle (Matthew Goode) while mourning the death of her father (Dermot Mulroney). These images highlight Park’s colorful yet sinister imagery, teasing the curious relationship between Wasikowska, Goode, and Nicole Kidman’s characters. Matt caught the film at Sundance and really enjoyed it, calling it “an unnerving, slow-burn mystery-thriller that delves into a bloodline destined to shed blood.” Count me in.
Hit the jump to check out the new images. Stoker opens on March 1st.
In Chan-wook Park‘s Stoker, the hunt is more rewarding than the kill. Park has beautifully crafted an unnerving, slow-burn mystery-thriller that delves into a bloodline destined to shed blood. In his English-language debut, Park takes his immaculate yet eerie style, and uses it to enhance a relatively simple tale of a disturbed girl who begins a bizarre and disturbing relationship with her recently-discovered uncle. Through Park’s lens and the tremendous performances of stars Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode, Stoker may not cut deep, but it slashes hard.
While the Sundance crowd is enjoying Park Chan-wook’s Stoker in its entirety, the rest of the internet is being treated to a new trailer. This sixty-second cut plays up the film’s weirdness, eroticism and outright violence in time with an overt bit of music that’s just as strange. It’s reminiscent of the trailers for Requiem for a Dream and the more recent Savages from Oliver Stone. It’s a nice tonal introduction for a film from the director of Oldboy.
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode, Stoker opens in limited release on March 1st. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
The first clips have landed online for two Sundance 2013 premieres: Chan-wook Park’s Stoker, starring Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska, and Francesca Gregorini’s Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, starring Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario and Alfred Molina. Both movies deal with issues of motherhood, though the first clip from Stoker reveals Kidman’s character as rather aggressively unstable while Biel’s character is merely a dead-ringer for the protag’s own dead mother. Check out both clips after the jump (be forewarned: both clips are annoyingly set to auto-play).
2012 is now officially over, and over the past few weeks we’ve been looking back at what the best of 2012 had to offer. As we turn our attention to the year ahead, it’s time for the latest installment of our “Most Anticipated” feature. Throughout 2013, we’ll once again be taking a quarterly look at what Collider’s editors are most looking forward to, and today we’re focusing on the films that will be hitting theaters from January through March.
Hit the jump to see the films that Matt, Adam, Brendan, and Dave are most anticipating in the next few months.
Check out the latest posters for the following films:
- Stoker – From director Park Chan-wook comes another family portrait poster featuring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode. Stoker opens March 1, 2013.
- Side Effects – Director Steven Soderbergh’s next film stars Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones embroiled in a drug thriller. Side Effects opens February 8, 2013.
- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – The magician comedy from director Don Scardino stars Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi and Olivia Wilde. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens March 15, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out the new posters along with their synopses.
A few new posters have landed online. Briefly:
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation – The first poster for the retooled (ie. 3D) version of the G.I. Joe sequel highlights the cast of characters and 35% more Channing Tatum. The film opens on March 27th in 3D.
- Stoker – The artwork for Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s drama continues to be stunning, as this international poster gives a new meaning to the phrase “family portrait.” The film opens on March 1st.
- Beautiful Creatures – A couple of new character posters for the YA adaptation highgliht the characters played by Emma Thompson and Viola Davis. The film opens on February 13th.
Hit the jump to check out the posters.
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival just announced an absolutely stacked lineup of films for their Premieres program, and we’ve got some new/first images from a few of the included films to share. Briefly:
- The Look of Love – Directed by Michael Winterbottom, written by Matt Greenhaigh, and starring Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, and Tamsin Egerton.
- Lovelace – Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, written by Andy Bellin, and starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, James Franco, and Sharon Stone.
- Prince Avalanche – Written and directed by David Gordon Green, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.
- Stoker – Directed by Park Chan-wook, written by Wentworth Miller, and starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, and Nicole Kidman.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 17 – 27th.
Last week we saw the 2013 Sundance Film Festival announce lineups for its competition and Spotlight/Park City at Midnight programming, and today they have unveiled the list of films that will screen as part of the Premieres lineup. It’s one hell of a program, as films that will screen include the Ashton Kutcher-fronted Steve Jobs biopic jOBS, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction, director Richard Linklater’s trilogy-completing Before Midnight with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, the ensemble comedy A.C.O.D., director Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut Stoker, and much, much more.
Hit the jump to check out the full lineup for the narrative and documentary premieres. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17 – 27th.
We’ve got a few intriguing new posters to share this afternoon. Briefly:
- Riddick – The first poster for the third film in David Twohy’s Chronicles of Riddick series comes by way of an international one-sheet which features star Vin Diesel front and center.
- Stoker – A gorgeous new poster for director Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut, starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, and Nicole Kidman. The film opens on March 1, 2013.
- Beautiful Creatures – A couple of character posters for the YA adaptation starring Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, and Emmy Rossum. The film opens on February 13, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out the posters.
One of my most anticipated films of next spring is Park Chan-Wook‘s Stoker. The film centers on a young girl (Mia Wasikowska) who encounters her mysterious uncle (Matthew Goode) while mourning the death of her father (Dermot Mulroney). The promo trailer shows the creation of the eye-catching first poster, and is set to the song “Becomes The Color” by Emily Wells, which will play over the film’s closing credits. It’s a creepy song, and while it doesn’t work quite as well as the music used in the international trailer (“Dirge” by Death in Vegas), it gets the job done.
Hit the jump to check out the video and poster. The film also stars Nicole Kidman, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, and Alden Ehrenreich. Stoker opens March 1, 2013.
The indie drama Trade of Innocents shines a spotlight on the horrific and brutal realities of child exploitation, all over the world. Alex (Dermot Mulroney) has recently moved to Southeast Asia with his wife, Claire (Mira Sorvino), so that he can investigate human trafficking while his wife volunteers in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls. Still struggling with their own grief after losing a child years earlier, they both become very passionate about restoring freedom and dignity to those who are directly affected by such atrocities.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Dermot Mulroney talked about how he came to the role, why the subject matter became so important to everyone involved, the research he did to bring his character to life, working with co-star Mira Sorvino, and how he hopes he film will raise awareness of such a critical issue, around the world. He also talked about his current role in August: Osage County, adapted from the Broadway play, his roles in the upcoming films Stoker (from director Chan-wook Park) and Jobs (about the life of Steve Jobs), whether he’d consider doing work on television, and how he’s more focused on acting right now than trying his hand at directing again. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
An international trailer for Park Chan-wook‘s Stoker has gone online. Like the first trailer that debuted last week, this one is dark, creepy, unsettling, and absolutely fascinating. The film centers on a young girl (Mia Wasikowska) who encounters her mysterious uncle (Matthew Goode) while mourning the death of her father (Dermot Mulroney). The plot seems to have a mix of Lolita and The Professional, although it’s not paid assassinations as much as serial killing (money makes all the difference!). There are also some strange layers going on between the girl and her mother (Nicole Kidman). Even though I’ve now seen two trailers for the movie, I still have no idea what to expect, and that makes me very excited to see it.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, and Alden Ehrenreich. Stoker opens on March 1st, 2013.