JUNG Jae-young, BAEK Yoon-sik and HUH Joon-ho Join Period Naval War Trilogy Closer
The film takes its name from the Battle of Noryang, which took place on December 16, 1598 and was the last major battle of the Imjin War (Japanese invasions of Korea). Admiral YI led a fleet of 150 ships against a 500-strong Japanese armada and though his fleet won the day, the great admiral himself perished during the battle.
CHOI Min-shik was the first actor to play the Admiral in Roaring Currents (2014), which smashed every record in the book when it was released in the summer of 2014, welcoming well over 17 million viewers in Korea, roughly one third of the entire population. Director HAN is currently hard at work on the second part of the series, Hansan: Rise of the Dragon (translated title), which features PARK Hae-il playing a younger YI Sun-shin. The film entered production in May of this year.
Production on Noryang is set to get underway in January of next year, after work is complete on Hansan: Rise of the Dragon. Hansan is aiming to go on release next summer, with Noryang to follow in Winter 2021.