Singapore – Production work for the US$10 million Host 2 film kicked off following the signing of the production agreement between homegrown Boku Films, Korea’s Chungeorahm Films and the Media Development Authority. Scheduled for a 2011 release, Host 2 will be jointly-produced by renowned Korean producer Choi Yong-Bae of Chungeorahm Films and award-winning Singapore filmmaker Kelvin Tong of Boku Films. Released in 2006, The Host attracted a staggering 13 million admissions in Korea and remains the highest-grossing Korean film of all time. The monster movie about a mutant creature going on a rampage in Seoul was sold to 134 countries and grossed US$90 million worldwide. Other investors of Host 2 are SK Telecom and the Korea Creative Contents Agency (KOCCA), a government agency that promotes content development in Korea. More than just a creative partnership, Host 2 is the first Singapore-Korea coproduction and comes after the sealing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2007 between MDA and KOCCA that called for both parties to support coproductions with the potential to become successful Asian content projects. KOCCA recently announced that it would support production company Chungeorahm and its CGI partner Macrograph to research and develop CGI for Host 2.