In shifting genre, Oscar-winning director, Bong Joon-Ho, is set to direct his first animated feature film which will be in the Korean language.
Bong Joon-ho is set to direct one of his next projects, which will be a Korean animated film. The three time Oscar-winning writer and director has become a hot commodity after releasing his dark comedy thriller, Parasite, which became the first film not in the English language to win Best Picture, while also winning Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film. Since then, he has been working on multiple projects, including an HBO six-part limited series that is based on the Best Picture winner, also titled Parasite, with Adam McKay, and two upcoming features. One will be in English and one in Korean.
Deadline now reports from the Yonhap News Agency, that the filmmaker’s upcoming project will be a Korean adventure animation about humans and deep-sea creatures. It has been reported that Bong Joon-ho had completed the script a few months prior and that the movie would contain elements of action and horror taking place in Seoul. Bong has been working on the development of the animated film since 2018, when Parasite was in pre-production.
The animated film will be a first for Bong, but the director has jumped into similar terrains with his monster film, The Host, back in 2006, that also explored the relationship between humans and a sea creature in a vicious and adversarial way. After the massive success of Parasite, fans have been patiently waiting for more details about Bong’s next projects and this announcement is certainly a change in genre, which has been a trademark for the director. Plot details about the animated film have yet to be released, but Bong’s next directorial work is very intriguing and will be much anticipated.
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