Sequel to ‘The Host’ Coming to Theaters 2009

I think I’m the only person on the planet who didn’t freak out over Magnolia Picture’s Korean monster pic The Host – but either way I’d still love to see a sequel. Today first details were revealed on a sequel, which is slated for release in 2009. Read on for all of the details and see if Bong Joon-ho will return.

Chungeorahm Film, the film production and distribution company of the blockbuster hit ‘The Host,’ plans to release a sequel to the film in 2009, according to the Korea Times.

But director Bong Joon-ho, the driving force of the original, will not join the film crew making ‘The Host 2′ as he has other plans.

“We’ll start making the film from this fall,” Choi Yong-bae, CEO of Chungeorahm, was quoted as saying by Yonhap News.

South Korean technical staff will make a 10-minute computer graphic (CG) test film this fall.

“We have gathered technical know-how from making `The Host,”’ Choi said. The film was made in collaboration with foreign technical staff including some from the United States. “I think we can use domestic CG technology this time.”

The budget will be about 10 billion won, similar to the previous film, and the same monster will be used.

Source: Koreatimes