Kim Jee-woon Returning To Korea For THE FALL OF HUMANITY

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Kim Jee-woon Returning To Korea For THE FALL OF HUMANITY
It's been fun, Hollywood, but director Kim Jee-woon is headed back to Korea for his next project.

Currently hard at work on Arnold Schwarzenegger comeback project The Last Stand, the director of A Bittersweet Life, I Saw The Devil and The Good The Bad And The Weird is headed home for his next project.

Little is know at this point beyond that the picture, titled The Fall Of Humanity, is a collaborative effort with Yim Pil-sung - the director of Antarctic Journal and Hansel And Gretel. Whether that collaboration will take the form of a co-direction scenario or if, perhaps, Yim is serving as screenwriter - he's a good one - is yet to be confirmed.
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MartenJanuary 3, 2012 12:09 PM

The Last Stand will be in post-production for a a whole year?! Maybe I'm reading too much into this but I find it worrisome that he would depart this early in the post-production process. I hope his remote involvement does not end up genericizing the final product into another run-of-the-mill Hollywood action movie.

MartenJanuary 3, 2012 12:12 PM

I just saw Antarctic Journal for the first time last night. Very odd, yet engrossing and atmospheric.

ChevalierAguilaJanuary 3, 2012 12:42 PM

Yim working on the script would be great, that was the problem with Kim's latest two films.

Todd BrownJanuary 3, 2012 2:40 PM

I wouldn't read anything into it at this stage. There's no start date on the Korean one yet so no way of saying when he's going back to work on it. And the reality these days is that every stage of post can be supervised remotely pretty much as easily as if you were in the room. The major editing suites now all allow for real time remote viewing, for example.

TurboJanuary 5, 2012 10:15 AM

I guess working in the Hollywood system would drive a guy to make a movie called The Fall of Humanity.

Todd BrownJanuary 5, 2012 11:08 AM

Looking for more on this, it appears that this may actually be two parts of what was initially announced as a three part scifi anthology project back in 2006. Back then it was known as The Doomsday Book. Kim and Yim finished their parts then the backers ran out of money and the project was abandoned. Looks like someone is stepping up and at least rescuing the two finished parts, though it doesn't seem that the third part will be made.