South Korea's "The Host" monster film was released in 2007, grossing $90 million globally, becoming one of the country's highest-grossing movies. A sequel was set to hit theaters in 2009, but that didn't happen.
Apparently "The Host 2" is still moving forward, because today we have the first footage from the movie, giving us a look at the monster. Joon-ho Bong is not returning to direct. A release date has yet to be announced.
"The Host 2" will take place in Cheonggyecheon, a creek running through the downtown of Seoul that leads to the Han River. Cheonggyecheon was covered with concrete in the 1950s to build a road, but restored in 2005. The story is set in 2003 when the restoration was at an early stage and resulted in the release of underground monsters.
boogielwrites: on November 21st, 2012 at 7:40:16 AM
I kinda like the first movie. Don't know about this one.
pornflywrites: on November 21st, 2012 at 7:40:54 AM
Saw the first one on G4
I dont even think i even finished watchin it
I know i tried stickin it out till the movie was over
Didnt they do some dance number at the end?
Anyways, if the FX are better in this one
I'll check it
SACdaddywrites: on November 21st, 2012 at 8:35:56 AM
Though I didn't understand much of the politics of the first film, I did like it. It had great creature effects and a somewhat lovable bumbling lead. For some reason I just loved the idea of a creature that basically turned out to be a giant carnivorous mudskipper. But I doubt a sequel could live up to the strange lore of the original.
SACdaddywrites: on November 21st, 2012 at 8:40:45 AM
Creature and the camerawork still look pretty awesome though.
MANGOMANIACwrites: on November 21st, 2012 at 9:44:59 AM
This was ok for a chink film
Rangerwrites: on November 21st, 2012 at 12:13:11 PM
The monster is lucky it didn't crawl onto Americans, because they're always packin'.
Rangerwrites: on November 21st, 2012 at 12:14:14 PM
Anyone else think:
minkowskiwrites: on November 21st, 2012 at 1:38:18 PM
First film was sh*t, and I'm not saying that to be negative.
I don't even remember it in detail but I do know, or atl east greatly suspect, it was celebrated largely to champion the work of non-white people, as if to say, look, some dark-skinned folks made a film that isn't either martial arts of absolute crap, or both.
I recall the lousy CGI-to-live plate compositing, I know that, and I recall how I wasn't even remotely afraid throughout. I also recall the terrible acting and dialogue.