The Host And Oldboy Directors Team Up
Collaborating on French graphic novel
Word that two of South Korea's top horror talents teaming up to make a film together should send a shiver down the spine of any right-thinking chiller addict.
But it's true The Host's Bong Joon-Ho and Oldboy's Park Chan-Wook are indeed collaborating (Bong's directing while Park produces) on La Transperceneige, which will be filmed in English.
The story, though, sounds more issue-driven sci-fi than tension-filled horror. It¹s adapted from a French graphic novel by Jaques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, which chronicles the world of a train that serves as the last refuge for a depleted human race. As it dashes from an impending ice age, the carriages represent a microcosm of human society within their different classes.
The filmmaking team is currently hunting down an English-language writer to translate the novel.