Korean production shingle Chungeorahm and China's Stone Man Films have signed on to co-produce a Chinese sequel to Korean hit The Host, a monster movie with political undertones. China's Ning Hao will direct and write the script.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the original film was seen by more than 12 million people and grossed some $60.6 million.

The sequel will have to tread carefully to avoid criticizing the Chinese government. The story will concern a calamity caused when people ignore a monster due to their desire for money.

Shooting is expected to start early next year for a release at the end of 2009.

Cinemark Movie Club