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Lotte Entertainment Announces 2018 Line-up
Jan 22, 2018
- Writerby SONG Soon-jin
HEUNGBU and ALONG WITH THE GODS 2 Among Films Slated for Release
After selling 13 million tickets at the box office with the first installment of Along With the Gods, Lotte Entertainment announced their 2018 line-up. The most anticipated release is the sequel to Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds, Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days.
Lotte Entertainment will start the year off with their February release of Heungbu which is helmed by CHO Geun-hyun. The film stars actors JUNG Woo and KIM Joo-hyuk and is based on the traditional Korean novel of the same name. The film will tell the story of individuals who long for changes in a chaotic world, but in a satirical way. Following Heungbu on the release schedule will be Wrestler. Directed by KIM Dae-woong and starring YOO Hae-jin, the film is about a professional wrestler and his family. Now I Will Meet You, a remake of a Japanese film starring SO Ji-sub and SON Ye-jin is also scheduled to be released in the first half of the year.
Director KIM Yong-hwa’s fantasy blockbuster Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days will be in theaters this summer. The second installment will reveal the past of the Grim Reaper and three guardians, and introduce a new character, played by Don LEE, who will become one of the main characters.
BYUN Daniel H.’s High Society and LEE Jae-kyoo’s Intimate Strangers are in queue for release in the latter half of the year. High Society stars PARK Hae-il and Su Ae as a couple, a gallery curator and professor setting foot into politics respectively, who desire to increase their social standing while psychological thriller Intimate Strangers, which stars CHO Jin-woong and YOO Hae-jin, is a remake of Italian film Perfetti Sconosciuti.