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KIM Jee-woon Wraps Period Action-Thriller SECRET AGENT
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Filming for Secret Agent, KIM Jee-woon’s return to the Korean filmmaking, after his American debut The Last Stand (2013), and the first local production for Hollywood major Warner Bros., finished after five months shooting on March 31st. The project, which was shot both in Korea and Shanghai, takes place in Japan-occupied Korea in the 1920s and stars SONG Kang-ho and GONG Yoo.
GONG stars as the leader of a violent anti-Japanese Korean independence faction that seeks to smuggle a bomb from Shanghai to Seoul to target Japanese military facilities. Meanwhile, SONG, who has worked with director KIM on three prior occasions - The Quiet Family (1998), The Foul King (2000) and The Good, The Bad, And The Weird (2008) - plays a Japanese police officer tracking the group down.
Earlier this year, GONG appeared alongside JEON Do-yeon in LEE Yoon-ki’s A Man and A Woman, and he will also be seen this summer in YEON Sang-ho’s live-action debut, the zombie thriller Train to Busan, which will feature as a midnight screening at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. SONG most recently starred in LEE Joon-ik’s period drama The Throne, as well the 2013 features Snowpiercer (by BONG Joon-ho), The Face Reader and The Attorney.