The Host 2 Details EmergeGoon
The Host was a huge success in Korea and while everywhere else it didn't do as well as expected it was still one kick ass film. Today Scifi Japan have discovered some recent news about the next film. It will indeed not be a sequel but rather a prequel to the first film.
The script was written by comic book artist Kang Full. The film will take place in 2003 when they were restoring the Cheonggye Stream. That stream had been blocked off for 30 years so when they finally go back to restore it they are confronted with a surprise. Full spoke about the project saying, "I wanted to maintain the grace of the original film and to overcome the difficulties and limitations a sequel could have. And I wish to show more action with multiple monsters.”
The restoration was a very controversial event in Korea so the script is once again expected to feature as much serious political and social subtext as the previous film. No director has been announced but they plan to begin shooting this summer and to have the film out by 2009. This time with a higher budget.
Below is a sketch that Kang Full drew for the film as just a conceptual piece.