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KIM Jee-woon’s Sci-fi Action INRANG Starts Shooting in August
Jul 28, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
GANG Dong-won, JUNG Woo-sung and HAN Hyo-joo Line Up for JIN-ROH Adaptation
Following-up his hit The Age of Shadows from last year, KIM Jee-woon will be back in the director’s chair in August for his ninth film, currently titled Inrang. The sci-fi action title is a live action adaption of OSHII Mamoru’s anime Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999) and will star GANG Dong-won, JUNG Woo-sung and HAN Hyo-joo.
The story takes place in the near future as North and South Korea get ready to reunite after a seven year preparation period. GANG of A Violent Prosecutor (2016) is on board as an officer, working in a unit designed to quash anti-reunification terrorists, whose world is turned upside down when he witnesses a girl die before his eyes. JUNG, last seen in The King, plays a veteran officer who trained GANG while HAN Hyo-joo of The Beauty Inside (2015) is cast as the victim’s older sister.
Joining the main cast will be GIM Mu-yeol of Eungyo (2012), HAN Ye-ri (Worst Woman, 2016) and HU Joon-ho (The Merciless) and Shinee member Min-ho.
Released last Chuseok, The Age of Shadows, the first Korean film to be fully financed and distributed by Warner Brothers, became a significant hit, accumulating 7.5 million viewers (USD 54.68 million). KIM’s previous works include modern classics such as A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and A Bittersweet Life (2005) as well as his Hollywood debut The Last Stand (2013) with Arnold Schwarzenegger.