Oldboy director cuts his teeth on vampires in Thirst

source: twitchfilm.com

The first images from Park Chan Wook‘s upcoming vampire flick Thirst have been released by the Korean media.

Most people will remember 2008 as the year of the vampire thanks to Let the Right One In, Alan Ball‘s television show True Blood and shudder Twilight.

However, anyone who has seen Park Chan Wook’s films (including Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) knows this guy is ready to take the vampire mythos to the next level. So bring on Thirst in 2009!

The film follows a priest who becomes a vampire after participating in an experimental vaccination from a deadly virus. The priest begins an illicit affair with the wife of a childhood friend, who is drawn to his new bloodsucking ways. The priest struggles to find blood without murdering others, while his mistress plots to kill her husband.

The film has finished production ahead of schedule, which means it will have a sooner-than-anticipated theatrical release in Korea this April. Hopefully the film will make it to Australia later this year.

Get acquainted with Park Chan Wook’s brilliant Vengeance Trilogy (Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance), his political drama JSA and his horror short Cut.

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