Under development by the company responsible for the rather excellent disaster film Haeundae (South Korea-2009; dir. Je-gyun Yun), Sector 7 has been long promised (see this previous Backbrain article), but now appears to be in production. At any rate, Kaiju Search-Robot Avery has dug up a very suggestive synopsis and some production images that create a strange image of the monster plaguing Sector 7.
In “Sector 7”, an underwater oil field located south of Jeju Island, Hae-jun is working as a marine equipment manager on an oil prospecting ship called Eclipse. Subsequently joining the crew is Jeong-man, a former colleague of Hae-jun’s father, assigned to Eclipse as captain. Though his job is to oversee the withdrawal of the ship, he suggests conducting some drilling one last time.
After three weeks of preparation, Hae-jun takes the new recruit underwater, but he sinks to the bottom of the sea when the equipment fails. Shortly thereafter crew members begin to turn up dead, one by one, their bodies viciously multilated.
What the few survivors soon discover is a transparent underwater creature they had encountered once before. The viral monster infiltrated the ship through the drilling pipe and has been feeding on the crew to survive. Hae-jun and his colleagues’ frantic fight for survival begins.
That hint of a “transparent underwater creature” is vague, but try joining it to this image, which is a production shot of a monster-filming session — clearly destined to be a combination of actor-in-suit/framework and CGI enhancement.
Meanwhile here are a series of settings, showing the rig and various parts of it:
The Cast: Oh Ji-ho (My Wife is a Superwoman)
Ha Ji-won (Phone and Haeundae):
Ahn Sung-ki (Musa the Warrior, Silmido, Black Narcissus):
More updates as we get them.