One of the best genre films in recent memory, The Host, will be the basis for both an American remake (surprise, surprise!) and a sequel. And while I couldn’t care less about what Hollywood thinks it can do to make a better film than Joon-ho Bong’s original, the prospect of a sequel, however unnecessary, has my full attention.
Sci-Fi Japan has good news concerning the financing for the proposed sequel, which has yet to see any director or cast announcements.
Chungeorahm Film, the company behind the Korean monster hit The Host (Gwoemul, 2006), has announced that Singaporean film company Boku Films will invest 5 million USD for the upcoming sequel, The Host 2 (Gwoemul 2). According to the press release, The Host 2 is currently in the development stage with multiple scripts (including a prequel written by comic book creator Kang Full) featuring a variety of concepts. The press release also stated that the South Korean mobile telecommunications provider SK Telecom previously invested to cover expenses for planning and development of The Host 2.
We’ll be following this story closely in the upcoming months so we can bring you all the latest and greatest on this sequel’s development.
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