Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Take Hope, Fassbender Lovers

While it feels as if Michael Fassbender's "comeback" is taking torturously long to arrive with David Fincher's The Killer not being released until November and Taika Waititi's soccer-comedy Next Goal Wins constantly getting kicked away from us (right now it's scheduled for September) at least there are several projects lined up, ones we'll presumably see at some point. A couple of years ago we didn't even have that. And today comes word of another, and it wasn't until I realized who the director was that I took note -- Deadline is reporting that South Korean director Na Hong-Jin will be following up his 2016 movie The Wailing with a movie called Hope and it will star both Fassy and his bride slash babymomma Alicia Vikander. I had some tonal issues with The Wailing but it's a really interesting movie and I can't believe that Hong-Jin hasn't made anything since then, so that in itself is something. They're also reporting this movie will be in South Korean mainly but that M&A's roles will be in English, so I have no idea what to expect. Here's how they describe the plot:

"The largely Korean-language film will follow the residents of Hopo Port, where a mysterious discovery is made on the outskirts of the remote harbor town. Before long, the residents find themselves in a desperate fight for survival against something they have never encountered before."

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