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  • Hyun-bin Sets COOPERATION as Next Project
  • by Pierce Conran /  Sep 30, 2015
  • New Action Blockbuster from Producer JK YOUN
     
     
    Superstar Hyun-bin has selected the North Korea-themed blockbuster Cooperation (literal title) as his next project. With sophomore director KIM Sung-hoon at the helm and hit filmmaker JK YOUN assuming producing duties, the film is set to begin production early in 2016 for a planned release later in the year.
     
    The project will see Hyun-bin take on the role of a North Korean detective who participates in a historic (but completely secret) investigation that marks the first time that South and North Korea cooperate on a joint case. Hyun-bin is expected to go into intense training as his part will require extensive action stunts but further details of the story are as of yet unknown.
     
    Star of hugely popular TV dramas such as Secret Garden (2010) and acclaimed films such as KIM Tae-yong’s Late Autumn (2010) and LEE Yoon-ki’s Come Rain, Come Shine (2011), Hyun-bin recently returned from military service, and starred the popular period potholed The Fatal Encounter in 2014 and the SBS drama Hyde Jekyll, Me this year.
     
    YOUN is producing the film under his banner JK Film, which was responsible for his previous smash hits Haeundae (2009) and Ode to My Father (2014), in addition to features from other filmmakers, such as Quick (2011) and The Spy: Undercover Operation (2013). The outfit is looking to invest around KRW 10 million (USD 8.36 million) into the production.
     
    Meanwhile, director KIM debuted two years ago with the musical heart-warmer A Wonderful Moment starring KIM Rae-won.
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