Director Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘The Host’ will be played on record-setting number of screens


Along with current summer blockbuster movie ‘Han Ban Do (Korean peninsula)’, another anticipated movie, ‘The Host’ (directed by Bong Joon Ho) is scheduled to be played on a record-setting number of screens.

‘The Host’ will be played on 620 screens nationwide starting on the 27th of this month. The reputation of ‘The Host,’ spread by word of mouth among potential audiences, resulted in record-setting advance ticket sales. ‘The Host’ is expected to lead this summer’s box office along with current hit ‘Han Ban Do.’

Until now, last December’s "Typhoon" led the Korean movie screen record of 540 screens. Per Chungeoram Production Company, the screening requests of "The Host" poured in from 700 theaters nationwide after the premiere and 620 theaters were finally selected.

"The Host" is a story about an ordinary family’s desperate fight against a monster. It is scheduled to hit theaters on the 27th of this month.

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