THE HOST 2 Coming In 3D

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THE HOST 2 Coming In 3D
The 3D wave is now sweeping over Asia.

With China, Japan and Korea all dipping their toes into the 3D water recently expect more announcements like this one:

Korean production house Chungeorahm Films have announced that their sequel to Bong Joon-Ho's monstrous hit The Host is being prepped in 3D. Korean commercial director Park Myeong-chan will direct with the effects work being handled within Korea this time rather than being farmed out abroad. Chungeorahm are still drumming up investors for the film, which they hope to release in summer 2012.

It's worth noting here that at one time there was a second, parallel Host sequel planned for production in China with Crazy Racer's Ning Hao reportedly attached to direct but that project appears to have fallen by the wayside.
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Rhythm-XOctober 24, 2010 8:03 PM

I thought AFTERSHOCK was 35mm blown up to IMAX - was it a 3D conversion as well? Then again, I also thought they'd finished shooting THE HOST 2 by now. Or at least started shooting it.

Todd BrownOctober 24, 2010 8:09 PM

I wouldn't want to be quoted on whether Aftershock was shot in or converted to 3D but it was released that way.

Bob ViolenceOctober 25, 2010 2:26 AM

There wasn't a 3D version. Some reports said there would be, but that was news to the director (Chinese link, Google Translate can give the gist). The confusion was probably because IMAX is still pretty uncommon in China and a lot of people weren't clear on what it really is. Don Quixote and parts of True Legend were in 3D, and there's been a couple of 3D cartoons as well.

JahsoldierOctober 25, 2010 2:27 AM

Of course it will be in 3D. It wouldn't be cinema-worthy if it wasn't.

I truly hope that Park Myeong-chan can achieve the same effects as WETA did, but I am not sure that is possible. The special effects in The Forbidden Kingdom were not that special. But at least it will be in 3D!

arturoOctober 25, 2010 8:28 AM

3D or not, lets just hope he makes a good film worthy of the original..

rendermanOctober 25, 2010 10:23 AM

It wasn't Weta that worked on the first one, it was all done by the now defunct The Orphange in LA. Theres no way they could have afforded the services of Weta. As for the next one, without relying on outside help it won't come close to the way the first one will look. Visual effects in asia is at a 2nd tier level compared to the big boys (LA, Vancouver, London & Australia, thats just the way things are.

Todd BrownOctober 25, 2010 10:38 AM

Thing is, though I didn't attend the screenings myself, Aftershock was definitely listed for 3D screenings in film markets earlier this year. Maybe they did it and just didn't have many screens to release it on there?

Bob ViolenceOctober 25, 2010 10:59 AM

China doesn't have a shortage of 3D screens and it was 2D only in Shanghai -- so I sorta doubt it played in 3D anywhere in China. The only other 3D film out at the time was Toy Story 3, and that came out over a month earlier and had already been reduced to one or two screenings a day at most theaters.

Todd BrownOctober 25, 2010 11:03 AM

Weird. I wonder what happened ...

Bob ViolenceOctober 25, 2010 11:10 AM

Weta actually did work on the first one, but they didn't really do any actual effects, just the creature design and maquette.

rendermanOctober 25, 2010 12:30 PM

ah ok Weta Workshop, that makes sense,