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  • Lotte Entertainment Introduces 2015 Line-up
  • by June KIM /  Nov 03, 2014
  • MEMORIES OF THE SWORD Lead a Slew of Films

    During Busan International Film Festival earlier this month, Lotte Entertainment announced its upcoming releases scheduled for the end of 2014 to 2015. The 13 titles included now in theatres horror Manhole, highly anticipated drama starring SEOL Kyung-gu and PARK Hae-il My Dictator, Criminal Designer starring heartthrob KIM Woo-bin, and LEE Byung-hun and JEON Do-yeon’s latest Memories of the Sword, teen star PARK Bo-young led So-nyeo (w/t), ROH Deok’s Journalist, PARK Hong-sik’s Hae-oe-hwa, writer CHEON Sung-il’s directorial debut Seo-bu-jeon-seon 1953 (w/t), JU Ji-hoon led Gan-shin (w/t), Bungee Jumping of Their Own director KIM Dai-seung’s Joseon Magician (d/t), and director HONG Ji-young’s adaptation of a French novel ‘Will You Be There?’
    Big stars go into action in Memories of the Sword with global actor LEE Byung-hun and Cannes actress JEON Do-yeon, supported by Eungyo actress KIM Go-eun. It is a first period action film by JEON and her third union with director PARK Heung-sik. The film is to be released in 2015.
    Criminal Designer directed by Traffickers director KIM Hong-sun is about expert thieves, which stars The Heirs series star KIM Woo-bin, but also LEE Hyun-woo, LIM Joo-hwan and GO Chang-suk.
    So-nyeo which in Korean means a ‘little girl’ has cast PARK Bo-young, the actress in Scandal Makers (2008) and A Werewolf Boy (2012) who has signed up for this mystery film as a newly transferred high school student alongside UM Ji-won who will play the principal.
    ROH Deok came into the spotlight with her first feature, Very Ordinary Couple in 2012 which received positive reviews by its stark and realistic portrayal of a couple. ROH is currently in the casting stage but hope to release Journalist next year.

    Seo-bu-jeon-seon 1953 is currently shooting at Bi-nae Island with SEOL Kyung-gu and YEO Jin-gu as they play soldiers who meet at the Western front during the Korean War. The shoot is scheduled to continue until end of November. Director CHEON has been writing mega hits such as My Girlfriend is an Agent (2008), The Pirates and TV series like The Slave Hunters (2010).
    Director MIN Kyun-dong of All About My Wife (2012) is back with a period drama with JU Ji-hoon in Gan-shin as a disloyal subject to the king during the Joseon era. MIN and JU have worked together before through the romantic and delicious film, Antique in 2008.
    Joseon Magician is a romantic melodrama also set in the Joseon era where a princess falls in love with someone who she meets by chance on her way to an arranged marriage. Casting is in its final stages but names like GO A-ra and YOO Seung-ho are being tossed as the moment.
    Director HONG Ji-young who previously directed films Marriage Blue and Horror Stories (2012)¸ will be adapting Guillaume Musso’s ‘Will You Be There?’ into film. The story is about a man named Elliott who is brought back to his own past to find the love he had lost.
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