‘Train to Busan’ director to pen tvN’s upcoming occult thriller ‘Method’

Movie director Yeon Sang-ho who directed the hit zombie thriller film Train To Busan will be making his debut as a drama screenwriter. Penning a screenplay is not new to the award-winning writer-director but he has never done it before for a TV series.

Cable network tvN announced on July 17 that Yeon Sang-ho will write the script of its upcoming occult thriller initially titled as Method. He would join the production team of the said series “not as a director but as a writer.”

Method centers on Forest, South Korea’s largest IT company which succeeded with an evil spirit behind it. The spirit is hatching a plan that poses a threat to humanity, a truth that is discovered by a girl with superhuman skills and a reporter with a strong sense of justice.

Actress Uhm Ji-won (Falsify) is in talks to star as the reporter in the drama.

Yeon Sang-ho

Yeon Sang-ho made his directorial debut in 1997 with the animated short film Megalomania of D that is followed by four more animated short films from 2000 (D-Day) to 2008 (Love Is Protein) which he also wrote and directed. His first feature-length animation was The King of Pigs (2011) which became the first Korean animated film to be invited to the Cannes Film Festival.

Yeon also directed The Fake (2013) on which OCN’s recent psychological thriller Save Me 2 was based, and Train To Busan (2016) for which he won Best New Director at the 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards.

Seoul Station (2016) and Psychokinesis (2018) are his two most recent films which he also wrote and directed.

Poster of the widely popular 2016 zombie action thriller film Train To Busan.

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