Infection Thriller Based on Hollywood Script
YOO Ah-in and PARK Shin-hye are set to appear on screen together for the first time in the upcoming infection thriller #Alone (working title). The film, which focuses on a city that descends into chaos during the sudden spread of an unidentified virus, will mark the directing debut of CHO Il-hyeong.
Most recently seen in the hit financial thriller Default (2018), YOO is known for major commercial hits such as RYOO Seung-wan’s Veteran (2015) as well as arthouse darlings such as LEE Chang-dong’s BURNING (2018), which screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
Unusually for a Korean production, #Alone is based on a script by Hollywood scribe Matt NAYLOR, who previously directed the documentary series Small Business Revolution: Main Street. CHO adapted the screenplay for the Korean market.
#Alone is expected to begin filming later this year. ZIP CINEMA, know for Cold Eyes (2013) and Master (2016), will co-produce the film with American outfit Maybach Film Productions, which previously made acclaimed indie films such as Martha Marcy May Marlene.