Directed by Kim JiHoon
21 December 2012
Three-dimensional films are common in Hollywood, but they are still untapped territory in Korea, which makes the release of "Sector 7" significant in Korean film history. The film has also paved the way for an emerging 3-D film market in Korea. The film depicts the crew of an oil drillship that battles a sea monster that has been transformed by a virus. The film is unique in that it features a female warrior in the lead, a rarity in most Korean films. The film which took five years to complete had the majority of the scenes shot in a studio in Paju, Gyeonggi and later completed with detailed computer graphics.
A small team of oil rig workers search for undiscovered oil at the oil rig Sector 7, off the coast of Jeju Island. After tension builds up due to countless failures, the main character Hae Junís uncle, returns with the hope of finding the untapped wells of oil. What his co-workers do not realize is that Hae Junís uncle has a different motive for coming back to the oil rig. Working with a researcher on board the rig, he plans to breed a newly discovered life-form whose bodily fluids can burn for longer than 30 hours, thus creating a new form of fuel instead of oil.But tragedy strikes as the specimen escapes following the death of the researcher, the doctor and another worker. The workers are stranded as the creature begins to hunt for its next meal. Armed with nothing but a few guns and the knowledge of the creatureís minor susceptibility to flame, the remaining workers must work together to kill the beast before it hunts them down one by one. But with its incredible speed, its lightning fast, spear-like tongue and its nearly impenetrable hide, the workers may not stand a chance.