There’s an apparent (unconfirmed) viral video floating around for The Host 2, the sequel to Bong Joon-Ho’s amazing The Host. Actually, even if it isn’t “official” it still qualifies as viral promotion, doesn’t it? Perhaps even more so? Anyway it takes a look at the events of the first film through a semi-documentary lens that sort of reminds me of people trying to prove the Loch Ness Monster exists.
The Host 2 has been written by Im Pil-sung and will be directed by Park Myung-chun, who will be making his feature debut. There will be TWO monsters in the movie.
It’s expected out in early summer 2014. READ MORE
There’s been a ton of confusing info about The Host 2, the sequel to Bong Joon-Ho’s amazing The Host, floating around recently. Good thing are friends at Twitch are on the case and are sorting out the details, because it’s been immensely difficult to even figure out who’s directing the damn thing.
I’m going to type this as plainly as possible to avoid more confusion. Everything we’ve seen from the sequel so far has been test footage, per the film’s producer Choi Yong-bae. The actual film is about to be shot. The script has been written by Im Pil-sung and the movie will be directed by Park Myung-chun, who will be making his feature debut. There will be TWO monsters in the movie.
And it’s expected out in early summer 2014. That’s pretty much it, but at least the facts are straight. Head inside to get a look at that test footage. READ MORE
Nearly seven years after Bong Joon-ho’s The Host hit the States, Ning Hao is behind the camera on Host 2 3D, the Korean sequel that’s been kept pretty tight-lipped, sans the continual leak of information of imagery and clips.
The sequel was said to have to tread carefully to avoid criticizing the Chinese government as the story will concern a calamity caused when people ignore a monster due to their desire for money.
Our friends at Twitch have caught wind of the first ever footage from the flick, one via a Macrograph 2012 showreel (see the monster starting at 0.27 and 3.00), the other in a full fledged clip! Says the site, the footage shows the hungry creature wrecking havoc upon an unsuspecting family, tearing up on a moving truck, and then chasing two helpless children for a quick snack.
The CG effects were produced domestically by Macrograph, the VFX company behind R2B: Return to Base (aka Soar Into the Sun), A Chinese Ghost Story and Stephen Chow’s upcoming Journey to the West. READ MORE
I wasn’t even entirely sure they had begun shooting The Host 2, but it looks like they’re done! Or, at least, they’re done with this clip! It’s actually a really cool action sequence, albiet one that looks like it entirely recreates an important beat from the first film.
There’s some confusion regarding what exactly is going on with the sequel. Even Imdbpro lists it as still in “development”. They don’t even have a director listed. Some people have pegged the film’s writer Ning Hao as being the guy behind the camera, while other reports have Park Myeong-chan as the helmer. More on this – and the release date – as it comes in.
Either way, it looks good! The clip comes from VFX house Micrograph and includes some behind the scenes footage. Head inside to check it out! READ MORE