Perhaps it’s because I’ve got Zombies on the brain (or in this case, brainzzz…) but it seems that I’m seeing the pesky little creatures lately. What makes me the most excited? The pairing of Jang Dong Gun and Hyun Bin in a Joseon zombie movie!
Age appropriate fangirling? Action? Adventure? What’s not to be excited about this upcoming movie? I’m even excited that this is going to be a saeguk! (Or is that term used just for dramas? Mental note, do research.) A historical zombie story? I’m not sure I’ve actually seen one of those. (Or more true to the case, heard of them as before starting the zombie fanfic with a certain contributor to the site, I didn’t do much of zombie anything as they were a particular phobia of mine.)
But wait a minute.
Now that the brain cells are moving, doesn’t this sound exactly like a proposed TV show? Gah. Must remember. I think it was a writer I really like — must go research, be right back.
YES! Kim Eun Hee, the writer of Signal, plans on her next drama being a Joseon zombie plot. I’m trying to wrack my brainzzz trying to find a reason to pick at the similar ideas but you know what? I don’t. I’ll watch the movie with Jang Dong Gun and Hyun Bin (come on, how awesome does this pairing sound??). I’ll watch whatever drama Kim Eun Hee dreams up.
Turns out though, Rampant, the movie, does seem to have something different going for it, as the zombies plan on being a cross between zombies and vampires. Well, that’s a nightmare waiting to happen. What can make a zombie looking for your brainzzz more frightening? Them wanting to wash down your tasty brain pate with a chug-a-lug of vintage Stephanie blood.
The will thing I can mock…just a bit? The production company who is putting out Rampant was also the one we can point fingers at for Train To Busan. Hmm…yes, you had a HUGE hit on your hands with last year’s zombie movie. Does this mean you’ve found a niche you’re going to settle into, hoping to recreate success?
Again though? Not only did I enjoy Train to Busan, not only was it a huge hit, but it was actually a really great movie. It had a great story, effects, visuals, and directing. If they can keep up the same quality the second time around? I’ll go see that stuff in the theater.