‘Doomsday Book’ Trailer Sees the Director of ‘I Saw the Devil’ Take Part in the End of the World

There are very few great directors with a near perfect record of feature films because the more movies you make the greater the odds that you’ll eventually make a stinker. Steven Spielberg has Always and Hook, David Fincher made The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Francis Ford Coppola shat out Jack. [Editor’s note: The labeling of these films as “stinkers” is solely my opinion, and definitely not condoned by Webster’s Dictionary or Mr. DeFrank.]

But there’s at least one fantastic director who has yet to release a disappointment…you just have to look outside Hollywood.

South Korea’s Kim Ji-woon has six feature films to his name so far, and all of them are pretty damn stellar across a wide range of genres. The Quiet Family, The Foul King, A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life, The Good the Bad the Weird, and I Saw the Devil. He’s currently filming his English-language debut (The Last Stand) with Arnold Schwarzenegger so this statement may not hold past next year, but for now the man is a golden god.

His latest project, Doomsday Book, is an omnibus film that sees him contributing one of the two (or three?) segments alongside Lim Pil-seong (Hansel & Gretel) and possibly Han Jae-rim. The film is apocalypse themed with Kim’s segment featuring a robot gaining sentience and Lim’s focusing on a virus that leads to zombie hijinks.

Check out the trailer below for Doomsday Book.

That’s one hell of a flu virus.

And yes, I’m just as confused by the goings-ons here as you probably are. The gist appears to be that robots come to life, invent a plague to wipe out humanity and then find their world domination short lived when an ironic asteroid crashes into the planet. I could be reading into this a bit too much.

Regardless, the movie looks interesting and well worth your time.

[Thanks to the always awesome 24Frames Per Second for the heads up on the subtitled trailer.]

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

Read More from Rob Hunter
Get Film School Rejects in your email. All the cool kids are doing it:
Previous Article
Next Article
Reject Nation
Leave a comment
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!