February 01, 2006


Forget SNAKES ON A PLANE - D-WAR is the angry reptile movie to watch in 2006!

More details in the Korea Times today about D-WAR, the giant monster/snake/dragon movie from Korea about scaly reptiles destroying LA (cue lawyer jokes). Apparently the flick's going to run two and a half hours (youch!) and effects shots make up about an hour of that. Shim Hyung-Rae the director and creator of D-WAR says that he's attracted a lot of attention because it looks like he's staked his life on this movie, investing way more time and money than he could ever hope to make back.

I kind of admire the guy when I hear him talk about choosing not to outsource the special effects but to instead create a special effects studio with a staff of 150 (many of whom apparently live at the studio). That's the kind of crazy investment in infrastructure that can make or break and industry. It's like Peter Jackson's WETA...only different.

February 1, 2006 at 09:35 AM in News | Permalink


as cornball as this sounds and looks the scenes of the flying lizards fighting helicopters are exactly what Jurassic Park 2 should have been. at least this thing looks like it will deliver the b-movie goods. straight to video in the States is what I predict though!

Posted by: glenn | Feb 1, 2006 2:18:42 PM

Really, how can you not root for a $145 million straight-to-video B-flick? With that budget and running time they are nearly averaging a million bucks a minute. Also, this may be the only mega-budget Robert Forster film we'll ever see.

Posted by: Wes Black | Feb 2, 2006 12:32:58 AM

I hope this turns out to be what Reign of Fire should have been, but I'm not holding my breath.

Posted by: David Austin | Feb 2, 2006 1:51:39 PM

You're comparing Shim Hyung-Rae to Peter Jackson?


There was a line in the original script where an FBI agent says, "The giant snake monster just destroyed Inglewood."

(wait for it)

And it WASN'T meant to be funny. That's how out of touch Mr. Shim is with American culture.

t. l. young

Posted by: T. L. Young | May 15, 2006 1:59:55 PM

hey i was just woundering... WHEN IS D-WAR GOING TO BE RELEASED!!!!

Posted by: Cameron Croke | Jun 3, 2006 11:40:34 PM

This is cool! I think it will be better than Yongary(1999) and GODZILLA (1998). :)

Posted by: Kaleb Korer | Mar 18, 2007 2:04:12 PM

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