ALIVE: Need Another South Korean Zombie Movie Before Peninsula Releases?

Alive (살아있다) is a new South Korean zombie flick that (hopefully) will be releasing soon.

What I got from the trailer for Alive was a similar vibe to French zombie film The Night Eats The World. Starring Yoo Ah-in who starred alongside Steven Yeun in the critically acclaimed thriller Burning, Alive looks pretty damn impressive…if you’re into films with a minimal cast.

Two Neighbors who live in separate apartment complexes must join forces to battle an infection that has turned everyone in the city into the undead. The trailer looks like a lot of fun.

Alive has a release date for June. It was supposedly dropping into cinemas on June 24th. I don’t have to go into detail here, as we all know that all upcoming cinema releases are uncertain due to the COVID outbreak. So, here’s hoping we get to see Alive sooner rather than later.

The script is based off a script called Alone by Matt Naylor. The screenplay was then adapted by both Naylor and director, Cho Il-hyung to suit the Korean audience. This looks to be Matt Naylor’s feature-film writing debut. His other work has been in short films and documentaries.

South Korea is known for taking a simple zombie premise and transforming it into something epic. Movies like Train To Busan, Seoul Station and The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale are great examples of this.

We now also know that James Wan is going to produce the American remake of Train To Busan. Way too early to be passing any sort of judgement. I think Wan has some great movies. I just ain’t a fan of them all. I personally think he will get the right people on board to do the original justice.

As always, thanks for reading.

Enjoy The Trailer For ALIVE
Alive Trailer from EonTalk
Words by Gary Gamble
Founder.Owner.BigCheese @ MovieHooker

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