Korean media are report that director Bong Joon-ho’s next project, an animated film about deep-sea creatures, will begin production in the second half of 2024.
The as-yet-untitled film is set to become the most expensive production in Korean cinema history, and Sony Pictures is rumored to be involved in the global release project. The cost, translated into US dollars, would be around $52 million.
The film, which will be directed by Bong, tells the story of the relationship between marine life and humans, including deep-sea fish, and is produced with fully CG animation by Force Creative Party, a Korean animation company. visual effects who has worked in the past with Bong.
Bong has been working on the script since 2018. The script was completed in January 2021. We have no plot details and the filmmaker admitted to wanting to keep the story under wraps. What we do know is that “Parasite” and “Burning” cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo will be in charge of visual lighting.
Bong plans to spend the first half of 2024 traveling back and forth between Korea and the United States as he is in the midst of post-production on his upcoming “Mickey 17,” the release of which was recently delayed to March, but could still be previewed at Cannes in 2024. May.
The report goes on to state that Bong considered making another live-action film after “Mickey 17,” but then decided he would prefer to tackle the animated project first.
The Korean auteur is known for critically acclaimed films such as “Snowpiercer,” “Mother,” “The Host,” “Memories of Murder,” and the Academy Award-winning “Parasite.”