Bong Joon-ho's Next Project: Korean Animated Film Featuring Deep-Sea Creatures - Most Expensive in Cinema History!

News - 14 February 2024
Renowned director Bong Joon-ho, known for his critically acclaimed films such as Parasite and Memories of Murder, has announced his next project - an animated film centered around creatures from the depths of the ocean. The production of this highly anticipated film is set to commence in the latter half of 2024. With a budget of $52 million, this upcoming project is slated to become the most expensive film in the history of Korean cinema.

Sony Pictures has been named as the global distributor for the film.nnBong Joon-ho has been meticulously working on the script for this animated venture since 2018, and after years of dedication, he finalized it in 2021. While specific details regarding the storyline have been kept under wraps, it has been revealed that the narrative will explore the dynamic relationship between deep-sea creatures and humanity.

The visionary director is known for his storytelling prowess and ability to delve into complex themes, so audiences can expect a thought-provoking and visually stunning cinematic experience.nnPrior to diving into the production of his animated feature, Bong Joon-ho will be wrapping up post-production on Mickey 17, a sci-fi film starring Robert Pattinson. The film is set to make its debut at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Despite initial plans to pursue another live-action project following Mickey 17, Joon-ho ultimately decided to venture into the realm of animation, showcasing his versatility as a filmmaker.nnThe animation for this ambitious project is being crafted by the esteemed Korean VFX company, Force Creative Party. Known for their expertise in CGI animation, the team at Force Creative Party is dedicated to bringing Bong Joon-ho's vision to life on the screen.

While an official release date for the animated film has yet to be confirmed, fans eagerly anticipate the unveiling of this groundbreaking cinematic endeavor.nnIn a tweet from Animation Magazine, it was announced that Bong Joon-ho's upcoming animated feature will be a groundbreaking moment in Korean cinema, setting a new standard for innovation and creativity in the industry. With its unparalleled budget and visionary storytelling, this film is poised to captivate audiences worldwide and solidify Bong Joon-ho's reputation as a master storyteller.

nnAs anticipation builds for the release of this unprecedented animated film, fans are eager to witness the magic that Bong Joon-ho will undoubtedly weave on the screen. With his unparalleled talent and dedication to cinematic excellence, Bong Joon-ho's latest project promises to be a landmark moment in Korean cinema and a testament to the power of storytelling in the digital age.