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  • Production on CHOI Dong-hoon’s ASSASSINATION Wraps
  • by Pierce Conran /  Feb 17, 2015
  • Period Thriller Expected for Summer Release
     
    On January 31st, CHOI Dong-hoon completed filming of his next big-budget thriller, Assassination. Featuring stars HA Jung-woo, JUN Ji-hyun and LEE Jung-jae, the period film looks to be one of this summer’s biggest local films.
     
    Assassination’s lengthy production began back on August 27th in Shanghai and finished last month back on Korean soil, in Paju. The last scene filmed was one featuring HA and supporting star OH Dal-su.
     
    Set in the 1930s, during the colonial era, CHOI’s film features a group of rebel agents and mercenaries seeking to take out a pro-Japanese group. JUN plays a sniper who leads the group while LEE features as an interim government agent and HA plays Hawaii Pistol, a gun for hire.
     
    Director CHOI struck gold with his last film The Thieves (2012), which is currently the fourth most successful Korean film of all time with almost 13 million tickets sold. In addition to the headline stars, Assassination will also feature the aforementioned OH, as well as LEE Gyoung-young and CHO Jin-woong.
    The film was produced by Caper Film’s AHN Soo-hyun and will be distributed by Showbox, which also worked with CHOI on The Thieves and his debut The Big Swindle (2004).
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