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  • RUNNING MAN grabs Hollywood's attention
  • Aug 27, 2012

    Twentieth Century Fox becomes the primary investor in RUNNING MAN, a first in Korea
    Twentieth Century Fox, one of Hollywood's major studios, has decided to make a big investment in Running Man, which began shooting on the 28th of July.
    SHIN Ha-kyun, LEE Min-ho, KIM Sang-ho, CHO Eun-ji and OH Jeong-se have already been cast for the film. Running Man is a story about Jong-woo (SHIN Ha-kyun), who one day accidently becomes involved in a homicide and is forced to become a fugitive.
    A representative from Twentieth Century Fox Korea explained, “Running Man is different from Hollywood’s hero films because the protagonist is an ordinary person and it is full of physical action and unexpected incidents created by various characters that surround him. We expect it to show some new possibilities for Korean film, exhibiting Korean emotions within its characters and its story as well as its innovative action scenes that smash across the center of Seoul.”
    SHIN Ha-kyun plays the immature father to a son only 17 years younger than himself. He works at a garage during the day and drives a cab at night. His long-standing dream is to buy a small home to live in. One day, a customer is found dead in his cab. With this he becomes the prime suspect and begins running away.
    On the first day of the shooting the crew filmed a scene wherein Jong-woon hears that his son is making trouble at school. Casting for Running Man is now finished and the line-up is chock full of different characters. It is scheduled to be released in 2013.
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