Bong Joon-Ho Will Be Directing His First Animated Movie Set In The Deep Sea
It's the question on everyone's mind. What is Bong Joon-ho's next movie after the critically acclaimed, Parasite, which made history as the first non-English language film to win the Best Picture at the Oscars?
We already know that Bong has finished one of the two new screenplays for the Parasite "follow-up" movies. The South Korean director also revealed to The Film Stage that he's working on an English movie based on an undisclosed 2016 event set between the UK and the US and a Korean movie, with "elements of horror and action" based in Seoul. Now, we can add this venture into the world of animation to the line-up if it isn't already the Korean movie he revealed earlier.
What we do know is this full CGI animation movie will be a deep-sea adventure that features humans and sea creatures. It will explore the relationship between the two and follow a deep-sea fish who thinks he has a spinal herniated disc.
The award-winning director is partnering with Korean VFX production house, 4th Creative Party, as producer. The company has previously worked with Bong for The Host, Snowpiercer and Okja, as well as fellow Korean director, Park Chan-wook for Old Boy, The Handmaiden and Stoker.
Bong has been working on the animation script since 2018 and has already asked an actor to join the voice cast but didn't reveal who. Adding to his plate is presiding the jury that will decide the winner of the Venice Film Festival later this year. He is also tapped as the producer of the upcoming drama, Sea Fog and working on the Parasite HBO TV series.