|Colin Firth has an interesting follow-up to his Oscar-winning|
performance in The King's Speech.
The sum: Stoker.
In a not so subtle nod to author Bram Stoker, the film is a vampire tale with a love story and some family drama thrown in for good measure. Firth is in line to play the dashing uncle of Mia Wasikowska, an uncle with some bad nighttime habits. Kidman has been cast as Wasikowska’s mother, their surname is Stoker – hence the nod.
Now if all of this isn’t intriguing and bizarre enough, there’s the directing of Park to consider. He can absolutely capture the mood of a man with dark secrets and a vicious streak within – just look at Min-sik Choi’s performance in Oldboy. It’s going to be interesting to see how Park channel’s that energy into this decidedly different genre.
If nothing else, this is a team of professionals put together in what should be one of 2011’s better films.