Director Yeon Sang-ho, the filmmaker behind Train to Busan and Hellbound, is set to write and direct Netflix’s upcoming Korean live-action sci-fi horror series “Parasyte: The Grey” based on the Japanese manga Parasyte.
The story follows a group of people as they wage war against unidentified parasitic life-forms that take control of human hosts and aim to grow their power.
“Published by Kodansha, the original science fiction body horror manga series by Hitoshi Iwaaki has sold more than 25 million copies in over 20 territories and countries and spawned popular animation and live-action adaptations.” ScreenDaily reports.
Jeon So-nee, Koo Kyo-hwan, and Lee Jung-Hyun are set to star in “Parasyte: The Grey” which will be produced for Netflix by Climax Studio (Hellbound) and Wow Point.
“The story will be completely different from the original,” Yeon told ScreenDaily. “The opening will set up that the parasites have landed in Korea, too, and what happens. I conveyed that I wanted to do this sort of story to the original author through Kodansha and we were able to proceed because he liked it.”
According to Yeon shooting will begin next month and should wrap sometime in the first half of 2023. If you’ve somehow missed Train to Busan or Hellbound, both incredible films, we strongly recommend that you check them out. You can find them both now on Netflix.