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The Host 2 update

06.25.2008
Bong Joon-hos monster masterpiece THE HOST (aka GWOEMUL) became a solid hit, and since then we've been hearing rumblings of a follow-up to the family drama/fright flick.

Now comes the official word -- a sequel is coming, and it's a co-production between Korean production company Chungeorahm and China's Stone Man Films. The $12 million project will be written and directed by China's Ning Hao, who made his mark with CRAZY STONE, a madcap caper action-comedy done with lots of style and not much money.

We had initially heard that Korean comic artist Kang Full was writing a prequel to THE HOST, involving the excavation of an ancient waterway called the Cheonggye Stream and featuring multiple beasts. That no longer seems to be the case -- the new movie is apparently a straight sequel that concerns "a calamity caused when people ignore a monster due to their desire for money."
Extra Tidbit: THE HOST star Song Kang-ho has more genre movies on the way -- he appears in Kim Ji-woon's kooky Western THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE WEIRD and Park Chan-wook's vampire film THIRST.
Source: Variety

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