Here we have the new trailer for Chan-wook Park’s Thirst, set for release at the end of July. For the unfamiliar, Chan-wook Park directed the outstandingly sick Oldboy, which is unfortuantely being remade with Will Smith in the lead. And I know what you’re thinking: Why did you trick me into clicking into this post with a misleading headline only to show me the trailer for a Korean film directed by some dude I’ve never heard of. Subtitles: Pass.
I hear you. I loved Oldboy and felt similarly: Chan-wook Park is a director you have to build yourself up for, someone whose films sit atop your DVD players for months before you finally watch them, and that’s only because you’re itchy to send it back to Netflix and get the next three episodes of “Dexter.” But then, you find yourself unexpectedly loving the Chan-wook Park flick, and you spend the next three months telling all your friends about it, until the next Park film comes out and the process starts anew.
So, all I’m saying is: Give the trailer a shot. It’s less than two minutes long, and it’s about a priest who gets a botched blood transfusion and turns into a vampire. And what a glorious blood lapping vampire he is. Thirst looks absolutely glorious — put it on your Netflix queue now, and start preparing yourself mentally to watch it.