First Look at The Host 2!

Like lots of you, I consider The Host to be one of my favorite films from the past ten years. I still remember seeing it in theaters, unsure of what to expect, and being drawn into an amazing story with some of the best characters in recent memory (and a really cool creature, too). I’m not convinced that a sequel is necessary, but I’m the guy that would’ve balked at the Piranha II director making a sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien. So who knows?

But we’re getting another one, regardless. Twitch is reporting that The Host 2 is likely to feature a different cast and will serve as a prequel to the first movie. Read on for further details and a possible first look at the sequel’s creature.

What’s new about the entire ordeal is that 1) all CG-related work will be done in Korea (unlike the original, where Orphanage was responsible for that), and the government – through the KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency) – will fund the project with over 1.8 billion won spread over 2 years, as part of its Global Project funding policies. But we also have a little appetizer. It’s just a simple image of our little monster (one of them, as this prequel will feature more than one) having some fun in the streets of Seoul, but it’ll suffice for now. Still no word on any release date (I suppose 2011 would be a safe bet).

First Look at The Host 2!

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  • Uncle Creepy

    Why does this remind me of a Road Runner cartoon? LOL

  • Sirand

    The Host is a fine stand-alone movie. It doesn’t need another one.

    • Sandstonesoft

      Agreed. In fact, a prequel really makes no sense whatsoever. Much like the Descent 2, i’m a huge fan of the source material, but fully expect the new one to be a hollow cash-in that i’ll have to pretend never existed while i watch the original for the 1,000th time.

  • DavidFullam

    The first Host gets my nod as the greatest monster film ever, but I fear this thing will suck on toast.

  • hegemon13

    Prequel? Sure seemed to me that no one in The Host had ever seen anything like it. So, how do they explain not only one, but SEVERAL of these creatures running amok before? If they are going to have several, it doesn’t matter that the first movie’s creature is dead, so why not just make it a sequel?

    Personally, this news is just meh. I liked the first one okay, but I can’t see for the life of me where the rabid fandom comes from. It was a reasonably solid creature feature, but I think the hype was way overblown.