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01 November 2006  |  Written by   

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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.

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Hmm
It sounds good, actually. I haven't seen the Host, and I thought Oldboy looked magnificent but sagged a little in places,,, still, I've seen worse... I favour Shinya Tsukamoto to be honest. He's not Korean. That's not why, but there you go. More

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Park Chan-Wook rocks!
I haven't seen The Host yet but it's about time those who "don't do subtitles" discovered the amazing Park Chan-Wook. South Korea's answer to David Fincher me thinks! More

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