D-War II: Mystery of the Dragon

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D-War II: Mystery of the Dragon
D-War II: Mystery of the Dragon poster
Alternate titles D-War: Mysteries of the Dragon
Planned 2007-2019
Intended release 2009-2020

D-War II: Mystery of the Dragon is the unfilmed follow-up to the 2007 South Korean giant monster film D-War. It would have been co-produced by Younggu-Art Movies and H&R Global Pictures, with projected release dates ranging from 2009 to 2020.

History[edit | edit source]

Director Shim Hyung-rae first announced a sequel to D-War on September 3, 2007, in which Ethan would "discover that an old woman in Korea keeps a large snake."[1] He aimed to release it in the summer of 2009.

No further news on the project would emerge for nearly six years. In January 2015, Hyung-rae announced that the film, now titled D-War II: Mystery of the Dragon, would be a prequel, set in an alternate 1969 where the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union had devolved into a shooting war.[2] Production was set to begin in May 2015, with its $20 million budget Chinese-funded; exactly what postponed it is unclear. In March 2016, Hyung-rae announced at a Beijing press conference that D-War II would be a co-production with H&R Global Pictures, with the government-run Chinese Culture Group entirely funding the $77 million budget.[3] He planned to start filming in June, with a mid-2017 release date; again, production never began. By 2018, Hyung-rae had moved the release date to 2020, and described the film as "connected to D-War, but it is a completely different story."[4]

Staff[edit | edit source]

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In 2016, while developing D-War II: Mystery of the Dragon, director Shim Hyung-rae discussed the prospect of a theme park based on his films, Reptilian and D-War chief among them, with the vice president of the China Real Estate Industry Association.[5]

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