I’ve got to say… proper elocution’s hard when you’ve got fangs in your mouth. All the slurring and such.
I bring that up because THR says that Stutterin’ Colin Firth will next star in a flick called Stoker with Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska that may or not be about vampires. Of course, unless the movie’s about a dude who’s in charge of keeping the coals fiery, I’m going to lean on the vampire option because the name “Stoker” just never really comes up outside of mentioning Dracula’s original author.
If this is, indeed, a vampire flick, I suppose it’ll be something of a spiritual successor to Thirst as it’s Korean sensation Park Chan-wook’s Hollywood debut. Though, considering how much international crossover the Vengeance trilogy had, I’m kind-of surprised this didn’t happen a lot sooner. Was there talk for a while of an remake of Joint Security Area that'd move the drama from the North/South Korean border to the American/Mexican one?
Actually, it’s in consideration of Park’s body of work that I’ll have to call there being some yet-to-be-dealt card in the deck here. A movie that’s simply about “a girl who rejoins her uncle after the death of her father” seems far too simple a plot for the guy who’s done such nasty, creative things with squid.