Often when a director makes a big international splash they're invited to America to make movies. Sometimes they stay (Wolfgang Petersen, or to get old-timey Fritz Lang), and sometimes they make one film and head right back (Wong Kar-Wai with 'My Blueberry Nights'). It appears that Park Chan-Wook, the man behind the original 'Oldboy,' will make a second English language film.
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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.
When you direct films like 'Oldboy,' you get the world's attention - and in Park Chan-wook's case win best director at Cannes - and so your best known film is set to be remade (by Spike Lee), and you get imported to America to direct a film - in his case 'Stoker,' starring Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode. Though it's unclear if he will continue to work stateside, Chan-wook says his next film is 'The Ax.'