Return to Korean-Language Filmmaking for Local Master after 10 Years
Acclaimed Korean filmmaker BONG Joon-ho
recently began production on his seventh feature film Parasite
, which will be his first fully Korean-set film in a decade. Led by local star SONG Kang-ho
, the CJ Entertainment
-produced drama kicked off production in mid-May and is due for release in 2019.
Known for his rich local genre films such as serial killer thriller Memories of Murder
(2003), often considered one of the best Korean films of all time, and his creature feature The Host
(2006), which held the title of most successful Korean film of all time for eight years, BONG exploded on the international stage with his English-language sci-fi opus Snowpiercer
in 2013. He next partnered with Netflix for the environmental action-drama Okja
, which debuted in competition at the Cannes Film Festival last year.