Netflix has released the trailer for the upcoming supernatural horror series Hellbound, helmed by the acclaimed Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-ho.
Sang-Ho has collaborated with Netflix on various projects before. After his widely acclaimed film, which saw a father’s relentless pursuit to shield his daughter from the adversities amidst a raging zombie apocalypse, garnered him massive fame, the Korean filmmaker made Psychokinesis for the streamer. This project marks his second collaboration with Netflix.
Based on the Korean webtoon Songgot, the horror series will show how people are randomly condemned to hell by a mysterious sect of supernatural creatures who appear out of thin air. While people are left to ponder whether it is an act of good or evil, a religious cult, headed by Jung Jin-Soo, interprets it to be a divine blessing.
Broadcast journalist Bae Young-Jae and lawyer Min Hey-Jin team up to uncover the truth behind these strange occurrences while also trying to find out the stories of the people who must fight to survive amidst such brutalities and chaotic frenzy.
An intense and scathing social commentary on the predicament, anxiety and paranoia of a nation under threat, the film stars the likes of Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-Joo among others. The webtoon illustrator Choi Gyu-Seok is closely collaborating with the director to bring out the finest interpretation. They have been co-writing the script.
The series will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2021, being the first Korean drama to debut there. The Netflix release date is yet to be announced.
Watch the intense trailer below: