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More "The Host 2" Details and Concept Sketch

Posted: January 10th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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According to SciFi Japan, the production company behind "The Host," has released more plot details and an early conceptual sketch from the upcoming prequel. The sketch shows a forklift blocking a monster from climbing to the surface.

According to the official press release, "The Host 2" will take place in Cheonggyecheon (or Cheonggye Stream), a creek running through the downtown of Seoul that leads to the Han River. Cheonggyecheon was covered with concrete between the 1950s and 70s to build a road, but restored in 2005. The story is set in 2003 when the restoration was at an early stage. Principal characters, such as street vendors, demolition contractors, and policemen are involved with the disorder and conflict caused by the restoration— one of which is, of course, the monsters from underground.

The script, written by well-known comic artist Kang Full, was submitted on December 20th, 2007 after six months of writing. The press release confirmed that the sequel is actually a prequel, which will fill in the blanks of the prologue of the first film. The press release also confirmed that there will be multiple monsters appearing in the new film.

SciFi Japan has stated that because of the film's subject matter, "The Host 2" is very likely to feature as much serious political and social subtext as the previous film. The restoration of Cheonggyecheon was an administration of Lee Myung-bak, current President-elect of Korea. Lee was the mayor of Seoul between 2002 and 2006, and the restoration of Cheonggyecheon was his election pledge. Before the restoration, Cheonggyecheon was notorious for its foul underground water and as a architectural safety hazard. Although the restoration has now made the creek one of the major tourist attractions of Seoul, it has drastically changed the everyday lives of the people living around Cheonggyecheon.

Conceptual Sketch:


Click here to read more about "The Host."

Source: SciFi Japan


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