A new Hollywood movie based on the 2014 film Haemoo is in the works from Matt Palmer and has Oscar-winning Parasite director Bong Joon Ho attached to produce.
On September 9, Deadline reported, “Participant and Oscar winning Parasite director Bong Joon Ho have teamed up for a new adaptation of Sea Fog, a feature based on Bong’s 2014 Korean film Haemoo, which will be written and directed by Matt Palmer (Calibre).”
Sea Fog follows six sailors on a fishing boat going on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of undocumented immigrants from China to Korea in a deep sea fog. It was inspired by a true story that occurred in 2007, and was directed by Shim Sung Bo and written by Bong and Shim.
“Participant makes films that explore the realities of our time, and director Matt Palmer reveals people’s true natures by putting them in extreme situations as he did in the superb crime thriller Calibre,” said Bong. “I can’t contain my excitement and anticipation to collaborate with this team on the newborn Sea Fog.”
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with one of modern cinema’s most singular and visionary talents, Bong Joon Ho,” said Palmer. “These are dream partners to be teaming up with on a project with such unique potential to deliver both nerve-shredding tension and an urgent social message.”
Meanwhile, director Matt Palmer won The Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival with his debut feature Calibre.