Park Chan-Wook’s ‘Stoker’ – Starring Nicole Kidman- Gets a Release Date
Park Chan-wook wowed audiences the world over with his ‘Oldboy.’ The film was so good it came in second at Cannes that year, and it’s about to be remade by Spike Lee. With success like that, you’re often given a chance to come to America, and Park took it. And his English-Language debut ‘Stoker‘ is set for release March 1, 2013.
We have to say this date makes us a little worried. Though Chan-wook’s work has always been genre-driven, he’s also been given a lot of awards and respect, and one would think that Fox Searchlight (who will be releasing the film) would try to get it at some festivals this year, like Venice or Toronto, or perhaps even hold it for Cannes in May. The only festival it might hit at the start of the year would be Sundance.
That the film may not be award-friendly isn’t much of an issue, though March in itself isn’t a month that’s all that forgiving these days. The film will be going up against ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful‘ and ‘Elysium,’ both of which should be genre powerhouses. (not to mention ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation‘ later in the month). ‘Stoker’ stars Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Nicole Kidman, Jackie Weaver, Lucas Till, and Alden Ehrenreich, and we can’t wait.