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CHA Seung-won, KIM Sung-kyun and LEE Kwang-soo Fall into SINKHOLE
Aug 23, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
THE TOWER Director Returns to Disaster Genre
The Tower (2012) director KIM Ji-hoon is returning to the disaster genre for his next project Sinkhole (working title). CHA Seung-won, KIM Sung-kyun and LEE Kwang-soo will star in the action-comedy tentpole.
The story concerns a man who finally buys a home after saving up for 11 years, only for it to almost immediately collapse into a sinkhole.
Superstar CHA Seung-won, recently seen in the action-thriller Believer (2018), will feature as a neighbor who works several part-time jobs as he raises his son. KIM Sung-kyun, a character actor known for a slew of roles since his memorable first appearance on screen in 2012’s Nameless Gangster : Rules of the Time, will portray the hapless new homeowner, while LEE Kwang-soo of this year’s Inseparable Bros and the upcoming Tazza: One Eyed Jack will play his office subordinate who gets stuck with him in the sinkhole.
The disaster action-comedy genre is enjoying a surge in popularity at the moment following the success of the still in-theaters EXIT, with JO Jung-suk and Yoon-a, which has become the top selling local title of the summer with close to eight million admissions (USD 54.82 million) to date.
Director KIM Ji-hoon is known for the gangster drama Mokpo, Gangster’s Paradise (2004), the political drama May 18 (2007), the action-drama Sector 7 (2011) and the disaster drama The Tower (2012). He recently shot the high school thriller I Want to See Your Parents’ Faces, which is currently awaiting release.