We’ve known for some years that a sequel to the excellent South Korean giant monster film The Host [aka Gwoemul] (South Korea-2006; dir. Joon-ho Bong) was on the way, but now you can see the first footage from the film — and it’s a doozy!
I love the awkward movement of the creature, its on-land clumsiness a logical consequence of its shape and amphibian nature. The fact that it slips and slides and stumbles about somewhat makes the whole thing both more believable and more horrific. Will The Host 2 be even darker than its predecessor? From the look of that scene, and the apparently inevitable fate of those children, it seems likely….
Twitchfilm reports that the CG effects were produced within Korea by Macrograph, the VFX company behind R2B: Return to Base (aka Soar Into the Sun), A Chinese Ghost Story and Stephen Chow’s upcoming Journey to the West.
I’ve heard no word on who’s directing yet — though we do know it isn’t Joon-ho Bong.
Source: Twitchfilm via Avery Guerra. Written by Robert Hood