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KIM Jee-woon’s ILLANG to Compete in San Sebastián
Aug 07, 2018
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Sci-fi Action Noir to Debut Internationally in Spain ahead of Netflix
woon ’s latest film, the big-budget sci-fi action noir THE WOLF BRIGADE, is set to have its international premiere in competition at the upcoming 66th San Sebastián International Film Festival. ILLANG :
A remake of the 2000 anime classic Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, KIM’s
THE WOLF BRIGADE takes place in 2029 after the two Koreas have engaged in five years of preparations ahead of reunification. A special police unit is created to battle the ‘Sect’, an anti-reunification terrorist group. When a young girl dies in a standoff between the unit and the terrorists, a member of the squad seeks out the victim’s sister. The film stars GANG Dong-won (Master, 2016), HAN Hyo- ILLANG : joo (Cold Eyes, 2013) and JUNG Woo-sung (Steel Rain, 2017).
The live-action remake is distributed by Warner Bros. Korea, which was also responsible for KIM’s last film, the hit period spy yarn The Age of Shadows (2016).