Being that it’s being described as an homage to James Cameron’s Aliens, I’m quite excited for CJ Entertainment’s (The Host, Thirst, and many, many more) Korean creature feature Sector 7 (Mining Area 7), which previously released a trailer that definitely has characteristics of Cameron’s epic sci-fi horror flick. Alongside the previous released imagery, a Korean website has now unloaded a trio of character posters that can be found inside. Hopefully it’ll premiere this year at one of the many forthcoming film festivals.
Directed and produced by Kim Ji-hoon, the pic will be 3-D and is about a mutated creature runs amok in an oil prospecting ship. Ha Ji-won, who also starred in Youn’s disaster film Haeundae, will rejoin. Director Youn said that Mining Area 7 will be a Korean equivalent of the Alien films and the 3D visual will mainly be realized by converting, but considerable amount of footage will be shot in 3D from the beginning. We’re told that the film actually even dates back to 1985 where a worker goes missing at an underwater oil base. It “flashes to present day where the protagonist is the daughter of the missing worker, and now working as a marine equipment manager on an old oil prospecting ship called Eclipse. After 3 weeks of preparation the new recruit sinks to the bottom of the sea when the equipment fails. Evidence suggests that it was not an accident and points at one of the crew as a saboteur. Crew members begin to turn up dead – one by one – their bodies viciously mutilated. To make matters worse, the ship is isolated in a typhoon. It is soon revealed that they’re all about to become food for a transparent underwater creature “– think The Abyss (another James Cameron film).
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