A Play of Light & Dark In New Footage From Park Chan-Wook’s ‘Stoker’

So a promo video about the creation of a movie poster may not sound like a particularly exciting premise, but when it’s paired with new footage from Stoker, the anticipated upcoming film from Oldboy director Park Chan-Wook, more ears start to perk up (and the poster itself is excellent too, definitely worthy of a closer look). Empire has released a clip featuring scenes with the sort of careful and beautiful effort Park has given to his other films.

The clips from Stoker, which will be released in March of 2013 and stars Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode, are intertwined with the process of creating the poster, itself a dark, intricate and beautiful piece of art, much like Park’s films. The gnarled, haunted-forest feel of the art fits in with the creepy nature of the film, a horrific tale of a family gone mad (caskets, weeping angels, skeletons in closets). The story centers on, appropriately enough, the Stoker family, whose dark secrets begin to unravel after the death of father Richard (Dermot Mulroney). Further complications arise for his surviving wife, Evelyn (Nicole Kidman) and daughter India (Mia Wasikowska), when mysterious uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) arrives, leading to infatuation, infighting and one very unsettling image of a freezer. Watch the video, as well as an earlier trailer for Stoker released back in October, below. 

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