Director Bong Joon-ho spoke about his thoughts on embarking as a movie producer through ‘Sea Fog’.
Meeting with Newsen before the screening of documentary movie ‘Graphic novel Le Transperceneige, from the white page to the black screen’ presented at Platoon Kunsthalle in Gangnam, Seoul on June 6, Director Bong Joon-ho talked about his next piece of work as his first produced film ‘Sea Fog’ (directed by Shim Sung-bo, production by Haemoo Co., Ltd.).
Director Bong Joon-ho said, “I plan to begin on promoting ahead for movie ‘Sea Fog’ opening in August after doing North American promotions” for ‘Snowpiercer’.
The movie that Director Bong Joon-ho is embarking on his first production, ‘Sea Fog’ is in an unknown sea fog where one cannot see what’s in front of oneself, it is the piece of work about the story of six mercenary crew members on an old ship who are swept into an uncontrollable accident when they shift over to ferrying stowaways. It boasts the strongest casting combination –from veteran actors to rising stars onscreen–; Kim Yoon-seok, Park Yoochun, Han Ye-ri, Lee Hee-joon, Moon Sung-geun, Kim Sang-ho, and Yoo Seung-mok.
In particular it completed pre-sales to 5 countries: Japan, France, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore; for a higher amount that exceeds the average sales prices of South Korean films, as well as, sold out all its seats amid overseas buyers’ great interests with only its 10-minute-long promo video at the film market of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.