Most Anticipated Korean Films of 2016

13. Seoul Station
Dir: Yeon Sang-ho (The Fake, 2013)
Cast: Ryoo Seung-ryong (Miracle in Cell No. 7, 2013), Shim Eun-kyoung (Miss Granny, 2014), Lee Joon (Rough Play, 2013)
Production: Studio Dadashow
Distribution: Finecut
Filming Dates: 2014-03-09 ~ 2015-02
Status: Completed
Genre: Animation, Horror

Plot: A homeless man near Seoul Station shows symptoms of insanity and soon his condition spreads across the city, causing pandemonium.

What to expect: Yeon Sang-ho had a terrific debut with The King of Pigs (2011) and delivered again with his more ambitious follow-up The Fake (2013) but his latest tackles an even bigger canvas. It sounds incredibly dark and quite unhinged but studio NEW seemed convinced enough to have greenlit a $10 million live action sequel (Train via Buan). This was my number one pick last year, however, the film has been ready for a while and some people have seen it, yet it still hasn’t secured a premiere, which has knocked it down a few pegs here.

When can we see it? The question is whether it’ll go before of after Train via Busan, which is almost ready. It seems like the latter at this point, and this would surely debut at a festival. At the latest it should find itself on the fall festival circuit.

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