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BOUNTY HUNTERS Preys on LEE Min-ho
Jun 10, 2015
- Writerby Pierce Conran
SHIN Terra at the Helm of China-HK-Korea Action-Comedy Blockbuster
The gears are winding up once more for another co-production between China and South Korea (as well as Hong Kong), this time with none other than LEE Min-ho, one of the most popular Korean stars in the Chinese diaspora, in the lead role. Bounty Hunters, a KRW 35 billion (USD 31 million) action-comedy blockbuster, will be helmed by Korean director SHIN Terra.
In the film, bounty hunters will track down fugitives for money across Asia, in China, South Korea and Thailand, which will all serve as locations for the film. Cast for his martial arts experience previously demonstrated through the action TV drama City Hunter (2011) and this year’s gangster fable Gangnam Blues, LEE will play a charismatic lead handy with his fists.
Though further casting has yet to be locked down, A-list Chinese actresses are being considered for the female lead. Last behind the camera for Runway Cop (2012), SHIN is most well known for his hit action-comedy My Girlfriend Is an Agent (2009).
Filming on Bounty Hunters, which will bring together major Asian film companies such as Starhaus Entertainment production, Pegasus Motion Pictures and Harmony Entertainment, is expected to begin in August with a release eyed for next year.