Focus Feature has released the official trailer, poster and pics for highly anticipated vampire comedy/drama “Thirst,” directed by award-winning director, Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance).
Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho (The Host)) is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives – but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun’s faith is further strained when a childhood friend’s wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.
Recently awarded the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival, “Thirst” is slated to release in select theaters July 31st, 2009.