HONG Ji-young Directs WILL YOU BE THERE?
In the fantasy drama, a surgeon receives a special pill he can use to travel back to the past and meet his deceased lover. The tale is based on a 2006 novel of the same name by French writer Guillaume Musso, who is most famous for his 2004 book Afterwards…, which was adapted into a 2009 film featuring John Malkovich and Evangeline Lilly.
Though known for his hard-boiled thriller roles, which have included The Chaser
(2008), The Yellow Sea
(2010), The Thieves
(2012) and Haemoo
(2014), this isn’t the first romantic role for KIM, who this year featured in the music biopic C'est Si Bon
as a middle-aged musician reconnecting with a past lover.
KIM’s agency Sim Entertainment revealed that shooting for Will You Be There?
is expected to get underway in March 2016. Lotte Entertainment
is set to finance and distribute the film.