The Host 2: First Footage

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

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5 Responses to The Host 2: First Footage

  1. Jason says:

    The first was awfull, and second is again about eaten children [racist generalisation removed by editor]

  2. Iain says:

    WAITAMINUTE!! Stephen Chow’s doing Journey to the West!!!!

    (and, yes, I would like to see The Host 2, and I do think the original is a great, original monster movie, but I’m dreading the inevitable Hollywood remake with either Will Ferrell or Seth Rogan in the lead.)

  3. Mr Teufel says:

    I should see The Host. And Iain, note Hollywood didn’t remake it. (Yet…)

  4. Robert Hood says:

    As I think I’ve rabbited on about before, the uniqueness of The Host is culturally dependent. If Hollywood remakes it, it’ll just be this generic monster movie…

    And Iain: see

  5. Tim says:

    Whoa. Looking good. I just hope it isn’t caught in the sequel trap of trying to hit too many of the original’s earmarks. The first flick was one of my favorite post-2000 monster movies.

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