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Hyun Bin to Lead Woo Minho’s HARBIN
- Writerby Pierce Conran
INSIDE MEN Director and CRASH LANDING ON YOU Star Band for Period Epic
Set in the early 1900s the film will tell the story of Korean independence fighters who were active in Harbin in northeastern China during the Japanese Colonial Occupation Era of Korea (1910-1945).
Director Woo debuted with Man of Vendetta in 2010 and scored a huge hit with his third film Inside Men, starring Lee Byunghun, which attracted over nine million viewers in late 2015. He went on to make the crime saga The Drug King (2018) with Song Kangho before re-teaming with Lee for the political drama The Man Standing Next last year, which was selected as Korea’s submission to this year’s Academy Awards.
A star for almost 20 years in Korea, Hyun is known for hit films such as A Millionaire’s First Love (2006), The Fatal Encounter (2014), Confidential Assignment (2017) and The Swindlers (2018), as well as TV dramas like Secret Garden and the aforementioned Crash Landing on You from last year. He will next be seen in the kidnap action-drama The Point Men and Confidential Assignment 2: International.
Also joining the production will be Hong Kyoungpyo, the celebrated cinematographer of The Wailing (2016), Burning (2018) and Parasite (2019). The film, which goes into production early next year, will be produced by Hive Media Corp., the company behind Director Woo’s last two films and DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2020).