‘Train To Busan’ Director Teams With Netflix For ‘Hellbound’ Series

Korean filmmakers have been making moves in Hollywood for years, but with the Oscar-winning success of Parasite director Bong Joon-ho, that’s looking to grow. Perhaps Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-ho will be the next to blow up? Not only is a “sequel” to that film, titled Peninsula, coming this summer, but he’s now joined with Netflix for original series, Hellbound.

ScreenDaily reports Yeon Sang-ho will direct Hellbound, which is based on a popular webcomic by illustrator Choi Gyu-seok. The two of them will collaborate on the script, which tells the “story of surviving under social chaos, when a group of supernatural beings appear and condemn people to hell. A new religious group interprets them as the will of the divine.”

Train to Busan was not only an international hit, the zombie outbreak film became a cult favorite here in the U.S., as well. The followup, Peninsula, isn’t a true sequel but is set in the same universe. With the buzz surrounding that film, Netflix may look to put Sang-ho’s Hellbound on the fast track.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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