Director: Park Chan-wook
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, Alden Ehrenreich
Release Date: March 1
In 2013, two prolific South Korean directors will make their English-language debuts here in the States. The first is Kim Ji-woon, whose superb genre flicks like A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and I Saw the Devil (2010) paved the way for this month's Arnold Schwarzenegger comeback vehicle The Last Stand, which looks, well, not as good as I Saw the Devil (to put it lightly). The second filmmaker, though, has something far more interesting and better looking in store.
Park Chan-wook—the acclaimed director behind the "Vengeance Trilogy" (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance)—hits the states with Stoker, a very clearly Alfred Hitchcock-inspired (see: Hitch's Shadow of a Doubt), psychological horror film about a reclusive teenage girl (Mia Wasikowska) who becomes infatuated with an uncle (Matthew Goode). And the uncle is most likely a serial killer.