Nam Sang-mi is taking on her first horror flick in the upcoming Scream [비명], in which she’ll co-star opposite Ryu Seung-ryong (Painter of the Wind).
The plot actually sounds potentially interesting (and more of a thriller, although they’re calling it horror); the film deals with pseudo-cults and shamanism, and places Nam Sang-mi in the role of a woman who searches for her disappeared younger sister. Ryu plays a veteran cop who suspects a disappeared girl has met with a suspicious death and searches to uncover the truth.
Nam said of the role, “The moment I read the script, I wanted this part badly. After such a long time away from films, it excited me, and I can show a completely different side than I’ve shown in dramas.” It does sound like a big departure from the usually bright, cute, and lively characters Nam has played in the past (Sweet Spy, Bad Family, Gourmet); I’ve found her to be an uneven actress although I really like her personality, which always comes across as positive and charming.
More than just the plot, though, it’ll be interesting seeing this debut film from director Lee Yong-ju, who worked on 2003’s Memories of Murder and wrote the screenplay himself.
The film begins filming this month, and is planning for a summer release.
Via Max Movie