Hellbound: Train to Busan director heads to Netflix for new series
Staff Reporter | On 24, Apr 2020
Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-ho is returning to Netflix for his new series, Hellbound.
The Korean filmmaker, who is best known for his zombie-on-rails horror, is no stranger to Netflix, having made superhero film Psychokinesis for the streaming giant. Now, they’re reteaming for his new project, which is based on Korean webtoon Songgot that was previously adapted as a television drama in 2015.
Illustrator Choi Gyu-seok, the author of the webtoon, is collaborating with Yeon Sang-ho on the project, which sees supernatural beings appear out of nowhere to condemn people to hell. It doesn’t matter whether these events are a blessing or a curse: a new religious group is interpreting them all as the will of the divine. What unfolds through this predicament is an intense and highly-charged story about people who must survive under conditions of utter social chaos.
Yeon and Choi will join forces on the script, while Yeon will direct.