Empire has released the stunning new poster and a promotional video for Stoker, the first English-language film from South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook. Although it appears minimal and stark upon an initial glance, the poster is filled with tiny detail and the promise of a myriad of gothic horror. The film stars Australia’s Mia Wasikowska, Jacki Weaver and Nicole Kidman alongside Matthew Goode and Dermot Mulroney.
The music video that accompanies it, set to “Becomes the Color” by Emily Wells, acts as a metafictional ‘making of’ for the poster, showcasing the hand-drawn illustrations on the one-sheet as well as some of the stunning photography from the film.
In the film, India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, and her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him. It is released in the US on 1 March 2013.
Click image to enlarge