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Clint MANSELL to score PARK Chan-wook’s <Stoker>

Jun 22, 2012
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While American composer Philip GLASS was previously tagged to score PARK Chan-wook’s first English-language film, <Stoker>, it has been recently been announced that noted British composer Clint MANSELL is currently working on the score at Air Studios in London.
 
Mansell, 49, was previously a member of the band Pop Will Eat Itself and rose to prominence as the composer of American director Darren ARONOFSKY’s films. He has been nominated for both a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy Award for the films <The Fountain> and <Black Swan>, respectively. He is perhaps best known for developing a singular musical theme that develops and reappears throughout his films, with the best example being his “Lux Aeterna” from the film <Requiem for a Dream>, which has been reproduced in a number of films, television shows, commercials and trailers.
 
It is not yet clear whether GLASS began work on the score or if the collaboration collapsed in early negotiations. <Stoker> will also mark the separation of PARK and composer JO Yeong-wook, who has scored his most recent features, including <Thirst> and <Oldboy>.
 
<Stoker> follows the relationship between a mother (Nicole KIDMAN) and daughter (Mia WASIKOWSKA) after an estranged uncle (Matthew GOODE) resurfaces in their lives. The film also features Dermot MULRONEY and Jacki WEAVER. The original script was written by American actor Wentworth MILLER. It is due for a late 2012 release.
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