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Production Begins on GREAT SITE with CHO Seung-woo, JI Sung and More
Sep 07, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Power Struggle Drama to Close out Joseon Era Trilogy
Distributor Megabox Plus M announced that CHO Seung-woo, JI Sung, and KIM Sung-kyun kicked off production of Great Site (translated title) on August 22nd. The period title is being directed by PARK Hee-gon and closes out a loose trilogy of Joseon Era films that includes The Face Reader (2013) and the yet-to-be released Marital Harmony.
The story concerns a struggle around a famous gravesite which will help to determine who will be the next king of the Joseon Dynasty. Development on the project is reputed to have begun seven years ago. Joining the previously announced leads are MOON Chae-won (Love Forecast, 2015) and BAEK Yoon-sik (The Face Reader).
CHO Seung-woo last appeared in the hit thriller Inside Men (2015) and recently scored a TV hit alongside BAE Doo-na in Stranger. JI Sung was on the small screen this year in Defendant. His last film role was in the well-reviewed thriller Confession. KIM Sung-kyun last featured in the hit comedy The Sheriff in Town and thriller The Prison.
PARK Hee-gon most recently stepped behind the camera for the baseball drama Perfect Game in 2011, which also starred CHO. He also helmed the art heist thriller Insadong Scandal (2009).
Developed by Jupiter Film, the trilogy got off to the best possible start with HAN Jae-rim’s smash hit The Face Reader with SONG Kang-ho in the lead. Marital Harmony, with SHIM Eun-kyoung and LEE Seung-gi, is currently awaiting release.
Great Site will be released at some point in 2018.