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Director of South Korean Horror Film ‘Train to Busan’ Planning Chinese-Style Zombie Movie

13 July 2020

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Director of South Korean Horror Film ‘Train to Busan’ Planning Chinese-Style Zombie Movie

South Korean film director Yeon Sang-ho’s planned Chinese zombie movie might contribute to film cooperation between China and South Korea amid the coronavirus, Chinese film experts said on Sunday.

In an interview with media on Friday, Yeon said that after watching many Chinese films featuring jiangshi – a reanimated corpse whose stiff jumping movements have led to it being called a “hopping vampire” or “hopping zombie” in English – he has started to understand why these types of films were so popular in Asia during the late 1980s. He noted he was quite impressed by this traditional Chinese monster’s unique movements and the Chinese kung fu on display while watching the film Mr. Vampire.

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