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Gore Verbinski Producing "The Host" Sequel

Posted: November 19th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Gore Verbinski Producing "The Host" SequelSubmit Comment
Universal Pictures and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy) will remake the 2006 Bong Joon-ho-directed Korean thriller "The Host," with commercials director Fredrik Bond making his feature helming debut and Mark Poirier (Smart People) to pen the script.

Story follows a town terrorized by a giant mutant squidlike creature hatched by toxins that flow into a nearby river from a military base. When the creature grabs a little girl, her dysfunctional family must band together to rescue her.

The film, originally titled "Gwoemul," did record-breaking business in its theatrical run in South Korea.

Bond has directed campaigns for Nike, Adidas and Levi's. He and Verbinski had been looking for a project to do together, and Bond said he embraced the opportunity to mix a larger-than-life monster with a heartfelt family drama.

"It processes a few genres together, and visually it feels close to the stuff I've made over the last few years in commercials, the tonality of humor and the scale," Bond said.

Click here to read our "The Host" review.

Source: Variety


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LonnyManCan writes:
on November 19th, 2008 at 2:27:09 PM

I havent had a chance to watch the first yet .. I have it, just no time to watch yet .. maybe when the prequel comes out
PrevalentMind writes:
on November 19th, 2008 at 3:06:25 PM

But it's already SOOOOOOOOOOOO good. So much money wasted on a new film when they could just market a great film- Dub it, do new effects on the raw material- ANYTHING...alas it's all too late.
Kenchuman writes:
on November 30th, 2008 at 8:18:46 AM

Yeah, the first was great. How the hell are they going to make a sequel from this? It's offspring? Please, leave it alone or market this differently. Anything but a sequel.

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