The British-American film ‘Stoker’ has an impressive cast and crew, which includes Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, produced by Tony Scott, and written by, former Prison Break star, Wentworth Miller. But more importantly the film is directed by acclaimed South Korean Director Park Chan-wook, who makes his Hollywood directorial debut with this film. Watch Park talk about his ‘Stoker’ in the clip above.
Park has made critically acclaimed films in his native South Korea, which has won international film awards. Even Quentin Tarantino is a great fan of his work.
Park is just one of the many Asian influences in Hollywood today. Several Hollywood horror films like ‘The Ring’ and ‘The Eye’ were based upon original Japanese and Chinese films respectively. The Oscar winning, ‘The Departed’ was based on the original Hong Kong film ‘Infernal Affairs’ and recently at this year’s Oscar’s, Ang Lee beat even Steven Spielberg, to win best Director for the ‘Life of Pi’.
Hollywood in many ways has always been intrigued with the Asian Cinema, from Samurai films to Anime; Asian cinema is a source of inspiration and admiration.
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