First Look at The Host 2's "Multiple Monsters"
Concept sketch from the prequel surfaces online.
On its way to delighting critics and audiences around the world, director Joon-Ho Bong's The Host went on to become the all-time South Korean box office champion, so news of a sequel was unsurprising (if a little disappointing). Though there's been no shortage of rumors surrounding the production, ShockTillYouDrop (working from a Sci-Fi Japan report) brings word of the first official details.
For starters, the producers have confirmed that The Host 2 will be a prequel -- written by Kang Full -- and will utilize "multiple monsters." The article outlines the plot's background:
Because of its subject matter, THE HOST 2 is very likely to feature as much serious political and social subtext as the previous film. The restoration of Cheonggyecheon was an administration of Lee Myung-bak, current President-elect of Korea. Lee was the mayor of Seoul between 2002 and 2006, and the restoration of Cheonggyecheon was his election pledge. Before the restoration, Cheonggyecheon was notorious for its foul underground water and as an architectural safety hazard. Although the restoration has now made the creek one of the major tourist attractions of Seoul, it has drastically changed the everyday lives of the people living around Cheonggyecheon.