Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
The director of The Wailing, Na Hong-jin, is preparing for a new thriller film titled Hope. He now collaborates with many well-known artists, including the artist pair Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander.
As reported by Deadline on Wednesday (29/3), the film, which will be made in Korean, will tell the story of residents in Hopo Harbor, a mysterious discovery site.
Before long, the residents find themselves in a desperate struggle for survival against something they have never encountered before.
There is no further information about the film yet. However, it is reported that the Fassbender and Vikander pair will continue to have dialogue in English for the Korean film.
The Hope film will be produced under Forged Films and will be distributed internationally by Plus M Entertainment.
Meanwhile, the cinematography will be entrusted to Hong Kyung-pyo, who previously worked on the Academy Award-winning films Parasite and also Burning.
Hope will also be the cinematographer’s reunion with director Na Hong-jin after working together on The Wailing.
“Director Na Hope’s new project is not only a high-quality film but also an enthusiastic project that has the potential to expand its IP into various content distribution channels,” said Plus M Entertainment.
“Most importantly, we have decided to invest in this project because we have full faith in director Na’s creative vision. Plus M will collaborate and support Hope to make it a global success,” said Plus M.
Fassbender and Vikander previously collaborated on the big screen in the film The Light Between Oceans which was released in 2016. So, Hope will be their reunion to star in the same film again.
Michael Fassbender was previously known for acting in many films, such as the X-Men saga, Assassin’s Creed, 12 Years a Slave. Whereas Vikander previously starred in The Danish Girl, Tomb Raider, and many more.
Meanwhile, Hope will be one of Na Hong-jin’s first feature films as a director since releasing The Wailing in 2016. However, she is making a short film titled Faith in 2023.
Na Hong-jin will also debut as a producer for the Thai horror film The Medium in 2021.
Several Korean actors who are reportedly involved in the film Hope are Hwang Jung-min (Deliver Us from Evil), Jo In-sung (It’s Okay That’s Love) to Jung Ho-yeon (Squid Game)
Until now, there has been no information regarding the screening schedule for the film Hope.