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Ko - production in Busan
  • Main Cast Confirmed for BUSAN BOUND
  • by June Kim /  Apr 08, 2015
  • Live Action Film from YEON Sang-ho
     
     
    YEON Sang-ho, who brought a new perspective to animation in the Korean film industry with King of Pigs (2011) and The Fake (2013), is returning with a live action film. Busan Bound can be seen as a sequel to YEON’s upcoming project Seoul Station, which is due to be released this year. Seoul Station is about an unknown virus that spreads through Korea’s most crowded hub, Seoul Station, while Busan Bound then tells the story of the people escaping Seoul Station to Busan on Korea’s high-speed KTX train. 
     
    Confirmed for casting is GONG Yoo who recently starred in hit blockbuster The Suspect (2013). In Busan Bound, GONG plays a fund manager and also a single father who is raising a young girl. Tough guy MA Dong-seok, also known as Don LEE, is cast along with JUNG Yu-mi of Our Sunhi (2012) as husband and wife. Another passenger on the train is CHOI Woo-shik. CHOI starred in Secretly Greatly (2013) and through his admirable performance as the lead of indie film Set Me Free he is getting more attention as a rising star. CHOI will play a baseball player named Young-gook, while AN So-hui will follow CHOI as a high school girl and a fan of the sportsman. Also, child actress KIM Su-an, who starred Sprout (2013), a Crystal Bear winner from Berlin, is cast as the daughter of GONG’s character.
     
    This big budget live action film is the first non-animation title directed by YEON. The film will start shooting this April.
     
    *Pictured from top left in clockwise order: GONG Yoo, MA Dong-seok, JUNG Yu-mi, KIM Su-an, AN So-hui and CHOI Woo-shik.
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