Wow! I got some great news for all you Asian horror movie lovers! Thai director Banjong Pisanthanakun and South Korean director turned producer Na Hong-jin have joined forces for a new horror movie The Medium
Banjong Pisanthanakun who is best known for co-directing the supernatural Thai horror film Shutter is back with a fresh new terrifying tale.
UPDATED 04/08/21: The Medium was released on July 13th in Asia and the US on 1403 screens. It became the 5th highest-grossing movie in South Korea this year.
If you ain’t got Shudder the now might be a good time to sign up. Shudder will release The Medium on October 14th. We already know that it will be drenched in Thai tradition so people may find it confusing. We had a similar reaction to The Wailing, it seems that the people who did not enjoy it just didn’t have a clue what was going on. I was also one of those people but with a little research, I found pout. It made the movie a way more enjoyable experience and I believe it will be the same with The Medium.
Produced and developed by South Korean director Na Hong-jin. If you are a fan of South Korean cinema then Hong-jin is a name you will all be familiar with. He has been responsible for writing & directing great flicks including The Chaser, The Yellow Sea and The Wailing. If you somehow have managed to miss the above-mentioned flicks, I highly recommend checking them out. They helped pave the way for an endless love of Asian cinema.
Nah Hong-jin is the founder of the production company Nothern Cross. The Medium will be the first movie produced under his new production banner.
The Medium is described as a horrifying story of a shaman’s inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand. But the goddess that appears to have taken possession of a family member turns out not be as benevolent as it first appears.
The Medium is definitely one to watch out for. These two guys are quite the filmmaking team. It can only mean good things, right?.
We have releases like Satans Slaves, May The Devil Take You 1&2, The Queen Of Black Magic. Can The Medium offer us something refreshing in the possession sub-genre? I think it can.
Currently in post-production with FineCut Productions in charge of international distribution. More news to follow when it is announced. As always, thanks for reading.
Article by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
Source: The Hollywood Reporter