LEE Jung-jae and YEO Jin-gu Star in Joseon Era War Film
Following the breakout success of NA Hong-jin
’s THE WAILING
last year, which bowed Out of Competition at the Cannes Film Festival and welcomed almost seven million admissions at home, 20th Century Fox
have wrapped production on their fifth Korean production, The Proxy Soldiers
. The big-budget Joseon Era action-drama is the latest film from Marathon
(2005) director CHUNG Yoon-chul
and features LEE Jung-jae
and YEO Jin-gu
in the lead roles.
During the Joseon Era, King Seonjo escapes to the Empire of the Great Ming in China as Japanese forces advance on his own kingdom, abandoning all his people. The Crown Prince remains behind to defend the royal palace while beyond the walls a makeshift militia is assembled to expel the unwelcome invaders.
The Proxy Soldiers
, which is produced by Realies Pictures
, previously behind Masquerade
(2012), began shooting on September 5th last year and ended production earlier this month on the 10th. The film is expected to premiere later this year.