Sector 7 is a classic monster movie that will keep you entertained to the very end
A special preview screening of <Sector 7> in Los Angeles brought in a full house of viewers, anxious to see what happens to the crew on board the Eclipse. With a ton of action sequences and a monster that can withstand almost any assault, the audience was on the edge of their seats throughout the entire film. It’s “Jaws meets The Host” said one, as the indomitable creature of the deep comes to terrorize the family-like crew stationed on Sector 7.
Having a similar premise to Bong Joon-ho’s <The Host>, this film takes the monster movie a step forward with its realistic 3-D effects and campy monster feel, which proved to be pure entertainment for all. For those who enjoy sci-fi and monster flicks, it is a “definite must-see” said fans of the genre.
With a, “Really cool monster, some comedic moments, great action and special effects,” it’s a Korean film that strays from the norm and will keep you interested in finding out what is in store for the ill-fated crew on board.
Korea’s first 3-D action blockbuster created with original technology
After Bong Joon-ho’s monster in <The Host> appeared out of the Han River to terrorize the people of Seoul and a huge tsunami struck Haeundae Beach in Busan in Yoon Je-kyun’s <Haeundae>, Korean audiences were hit with a new generation of computer graphic films.
<Sector 7> makes the next technological leap with 3-D production and advanced CG technology, all of which was handled by Korea’s own MOPAC Studio, collaborating once again with producer Yoon Je-kyun’s crew—the same crew that successfully handled the effects work on <Haeundae>.
MOPAC Studio was onboard throughout <Sector 7>’s entire production process—from pre-visualization, to the interior and exterior modeling of the rig, and to the design of the monster. All effects work was managed and created by MOPAC Studios.
3-D production was planned from the beginning. <Sector 7> contains a high ratio of green screen filming, but was not completely composited in the case of the monster. A high proportion of the entire screen had to be embodied in CG. The method of using both actual 3-D shooting and 2-D conversion to maximize cost optimization was taken, as was the case with James Cameron’s <AVATAR>. The skilled handcraft work and raised level of detail on the finished product allayed any concerns about 2-D conversion.
Audiences experience a highly finished level of 3-D effects that are thrilling yet naturally entwined with the story.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Director Kim Ji-hoon vividly depicted the tragedy beneath the democratic movement in Kwangju in 'May 18', awakening solemn emotions in 7.3 million viewers. 'May 18' placed him within the ranks of the box office hit filmmakers.
While 'May 18' focused on “truth” as the key concept of the historic Kwangju Movement, 'Sector 7' combines an actual location with an imaginative monster to create an action packed sci-fi thriller with cutting-edge 3-D technology.