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  • [Upcoming Films] K-MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT | Lotte Entertainment | Megabox Plus M
  • by Pierce Conran /  Dec 20, 2021

  • THE ROUNDUP 

     

    2022 l TBD l Crime Action

    DIRECTOR Lee Sangyong

    CAST Don Lee (aka Ma Dongseok), Son Sukku

    RELEASE DATE TBD

    CONTACT K-MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT 

    Tel +82 70 8852 6830

    Fax +82 70 7966 0488

    E-mail sales@kmovieenter.com

     

    Following his Hollywood debut in the Marvel Studios tentpole Eternals, Don Lee (aka Ma Dongseok) is returning to Korean films by revisiting one of his most popular hits as he is set to reprise his role as the burly Detective Ma in The Roundup, the sequel to the 2017 crime-action hit THE OUTLAWS.

     

    For this second instalment, the so-called ‘Beast Cop’ Ma Seokdo heads to a foreign country to extradite a suspect, but almost as soon as he arrives, he learns about additional crimes attributed to a vicious murderer who has been attacking tourists in the region for years. Detective Ma and his team have to go deep and push further than they ever have before to apprehend this dangerous new criminal.

     

    THE OUTLAWS was the surprise hit of the Chuseok holidays in 2017 when it welcomed 6.8 million viewers (USD 51.9 million). Playing the villain, following Yoon Kyesang’s turn as the antagonist in the original, will be Son Sukku, the rising star seen in Netflix’s D.P., the 2019 vehicular action-thriller Hit-and-Run Squad and the recent romantic comedy Nothing Serious. Handling the director’s reigns this time around is Lee Sangyong, marking his directorial debut after having served as the assistant director on THE OUTLAWS as well as Long Live the King (2019). 

     


    THE WILD 

     

    2022 | TBD l Action Noir

    DIRECTOR Kim Bonghan

    CAST Park Sungwoong, Oh Daehwan

    RELEASE DATE TBD

    CONTACT K-MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT 

    Tel +82 70 8852 6830

    Fax +82 70 7966 0488

    E-mail sales@kmovieenter.com

     

    Woochul (Park Sungwoong) used to be a prize fighter with a brilliant record in the boxing ring, but all that changed one day when one of his opponents died in the middle of a match, and he found himself carted off to prison for manslaughter. Having served his time, Woochul is being released and intends to be a model citizen on the outside. On the other hand, his friend Doshik (Oh Daehwan) is a good-for-nothing who will do anything to get ahead. The lives of these friends, whose life choices and personal philosophies had placed them on different paths, are about to come crashing into each other as they are forced to betray one another.

     

    The Wild is the fourth feature film from director Kim Bonghan, who previously made the 80s-set political crime drama ORDINARY PERSON (2017) and last year’s Thailand-set crime action-comedy The Golden Holiday with Kwak Dowon. Known for New World (2013), The Shameless (2015) and The Great Battle (2018), lead Park Sungwoong recently appeared in the action-comedy OK! MADAM (2020). Oh Daehwan’s recent credits include the action noir DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2020) and this year’s gangland drama Tomb of the River.

     

    [Lotte Entertainment]



    LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 

     

    2022 122MIN | Musical Drama

    DIRECTOR Choi Kookhee

    CAST Ryu Seungryong, Yum Jungah, Ong Seongwu

    RELEASE DATE TBD

    CONTACT Lotte Entertainment 

    Tel +82 2 6277 5907 

    E-mail international02@lotte.net

     

    Seyeon (Yum Jungah) has devoted her life to being a faithful and caring mother and wife for years, but her life takes a very sudden turn when she is diagnosed with a terminal illness, forcing her to rethink her priorities during her remaining time. She decides to break out of her role as a housewife and mother and live for herself for once. Her plan involves going on a road trip to track down her ‘first love’ from her high school days. Seyeon’s husband Jinbong (Ryu Seungryong) isn’t thrilled about this idea, but he puts on a brave face and joins her for her nostalgic trip as he wants to help her carry out her wishes. As they embark on this physical journey, they also find themselves on a journey of self-discovery as memories bubble up from their past.

     

    It is the third film from director Choi Kookhee, who turns his attention to the musical genre following his bowling sports drama SPLIT (2016) and the financial drama Default (2018). Veteran actors Yum Jungah and Ryu Seungryong take on the leading roles as the couple. Known for Intimate Strangers (2018), Yum recently appeared in the hit TV drama SKY Castle. A reliable box office star, Ryu led the comedy smash Extreme Job in 2019. Ong Seongwu, of the Kpop band Wanna One, also appears in his feature film debut.

     


    CATTLE RUN 

     

    2022 | TBD l  Drama

    DIRECTOR Kim Jihyun

    CAST Ryu Seungryong, Park Haejun

    RELEASE DATE TBD

    CONTACT Lotte Entertainment 

    Tel +82 2 6277 5907 

    E-mail international02@lotte.net

     

    Extreme Job (2019) star Ryu Seungryong will return to screens in a new drama. In Cattle Run, he will team up with Fourth Place (2016) and Believer (2018) actor Park Haejun.

     

    Ryu and Park play Mansu and Byungsu, brothers who don’t speak to one another, are cold to each other and raised their own cattle on separate ranches - ‘Jung’s Ranch’ and ‘The Original Jung’s Ranch’. During a contest, one of Byungsu’s cows beats Mansu’s cow for the first time, but Mansu discovers symptoms of an infectious disease in his brother’s winning cow. Following deep contemplation, Mansu makes the hard decision to report the case and is devastated when all his cattle, as well as the rest of the cattle in the area, are destroyed to stem the spread of the disease. Owing to this terrible event, Byungsu comes to resent his brother even more. A sad and guilty Mansu then discovers a newborn calk moving within one of the dead cows. But Byungsu soon finds out about his secret.

     

    Cattle Run is the debut of director Kim Jihyun. Following the recent romantic comedy Perhaps Love (2021) and the upcoming Lee Jiwon’s drama Bi-gwang (literal title), Cattle Run is a film directed by the female director and Actor Ryu Seungryong participated.

     

    [Megabox Plus M]

     


    DECIBEL 

     

    2022 | TBD l Action Drama

    DIRECTOR Hwang Inho

    CAST Kim Raewon, Lee Jongsuk, Jung Sanghoon, Cha Eunwoo

    RELEASE DATE TBD

    CONTACT Megabox Plus M 

    Tel +82 2 3017 3553 

    E-mail sales@megabox.co.kr

     

    Doyeong (Kim Raewon) is a former lieutenant commander who has suffered from PTSD ever since a horrific submarine incident during which he lost many of his colleagues. For his bravery, during the tragedy, he is considered a national hero, yet he is still tormented by guilt, and also suffers following his estrangement from his family. Doyeong receives a cryptic phone call from a mysterious individual one day, who threatens that he will blow up a football stadium with improvised explosives, which will go off when they are triggered by a specific decibel. Doyeong succeeds in saving the day in the nick of time, but his troubles have only just begun as the terrorist remains hellbent on endangering innocent lives, including Doyeong’s wife and daughter. Racing against the clock, Doyeong tries to chase down the terrorist and save his family, while a secret from his past also comes bubbling up to the surface.

     

    Decibel is the third film of director Hwang Inho, following Spellbound (2011) and Monster (2014). Leading actor Kim Raewon was last seen in Long Live the King (2019) and TV drama L.U.C.A.: The Beginning, while co-star Lee Jongsuk is known for shows like Pinocchio and W as well as the films V.I.P. (2017) and Hot Young Bloods (2014).

     

      

    THE DEVIL’S DEAL

     

    2022 | TBD l Political Drama

    DIRECTOR Lee Wontae

    CAST Cho Jinwoong, Lee Sungmin, Kim Mooyul

    RELEASE DATE TBD

    CONTACT Megabox Plus M 

    Tel +82 2 3017 3553 

    E-mail sales@megabox.co.kr

     

    Director Lee Wontae and actor Cho Jinwoong team up for the second time on the Busan-set period political drama The Devil’s Deal, following their 2017 Colonial Era prison drama MAN OF WILL. Director Lee is also known for the crime-thriller The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, which bowed at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019. Leading man Cho’s major credits include A Hard Day (2014) and Believer (2018). Also among the cast are Lee Sungmin of The Spy Gone North (2018) and Kim Mooyul, who recently starred in On the Line as well as The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil.

     

    Cho plays Haewoong, a political aspirant who becomes a candidate for the local assembly. However, his dreams are foiled when he’s taken out of the running by Suntae (Lee Sungmin), a local bigwig who secretly controls the reigns of power. With mounting campaign debt to deal with, Haewoong decides to get his hands dirty. He steals classified government information about an urban development plan and teams up with local gang leader Pildo (Kim Mooyul) in exchange for a share of the spoils. Haewoong reenters the race with an aggressive new focus, but little does he know that his troubles have only just begun. 


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