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Hong Gil Dong’s descendants carry on the crime-fighting legacy

What would happen if the descendants of Joseon-era Robin Hood-like hero Hong Gil Dong were alive today and secretly carrying on his legacy of punishing evildoers and helping the poor?

That’s the premise behind the new movie Hong Gil Dong’s Descendants [홍길동의 후예], and it stars Lee Beom-soo (On Air) as that descendant, We Got Married‘s Lee Shi-young as his love interest, and comedian Kim Su-ro (Our School ET) as his nemesis.

If you’ve seen the recent drama version of Hong Gil Dong, you know the basic premise of the story (even if the Hong sisters’ writing is prone to the overly exaggerated comic gag). What Hong Gil Dong’s Descendants does is reinvent the basic tale of a chivalrous bandit and place him in modern times, crossing the old folk legend with a dash of Clark Kent-ian Superman.

Lee Beom-soo plays Hong Gil Dong’s 18th-generation descendant, Hong Mu-yeok — by day an ordinary high school music teacher, by night a Robin Hood type who appears out of nowhere and vanishes mysteriously. Lee Shi-young plays his girlfriend, fellow high school teacher Song Yeon-hwa, who doesn’t know about her boyfriend’s ancestry and relation to Hong Gil Dong. Like Lois Lane, she is sometimes left confused about his odd behavior as he switches between personas.

Kim Su-ro, on the other hand, portrays a successful businessman who seems pleasant on the outside, but is actually a cold-blooded man who provides dirty money to the political world. He becomes Hong Mu-yeok’s archrival. Directing is Jung Yong-ki of Once Upon a Time, who once again utilizes a blend of action and comedy in this project.

The movie began filming on July 31 at the (Namsan) N Seoul Tower, which was a date scene between Lee Beom-soo and Lee Shi-young. The film is looking at a late 2009 release.

Via Mk.co.kr, Segye

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Kim Su Ro is an actor not a comedian

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Sorry, I meant comedian as in funny actor, not stand-up comic. How about comedic actor?

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my two favorite actors, Lee Beom-soo and Kim Su Ro!
i can't wait to watch it^^

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Comedic actor works :)

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It would be cool if the descendant were female. That would be a twist and power dynamics would be interesting.

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eww, i dont like lee bum soo.
he is not exactly what you would call an attractive male lead actor. *sigh..*
looks like i'll be skipping this one.

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@6: If I didn't watch something because I didn't think the main male was attractive (or just plain didn't like him), then I wouldn't have watched half the dramas I've seen. To skip something because the main male isn't attractive means you could miss out on something good.

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Looks like I'll be watching this movie. I couldn't finish Hong Gil Dong cause I don't really like period dramas, but this movie looks pretty cool. Hopefully, it'll turn out good.

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SOUNDS LIKE FUN!
i could use more lee bumsoo and i've never seen kimsooro act because i saw him for the first time on FO

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looks interesting!

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Not attractive? Dude's hotter than a mofo... and that body! Oh, well, more for me. :-)

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wow, kim suro and lee bum soo...they're both great actors :D that sounds pretty awesome, except that the storyline....doesn't really attract me...we'll see ^^

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Lee Bum Soo n Kim Su Ro??!! adding Lee Shi Young with her 4th dimensional personality, this looks interesting...

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@6: Why would you just not watch something just because the lead actor isn't good looking? Just because someone is attractive doesn't mean they are a good actor or in a good drama. Like Reese said you'll definitely miss out on a lot of great films/dramas by basing them on that.

I absolutely love Lee Beom-soo and this sounds interesting =]

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whaatt......this is so interesting! the plot, the casts, Lee Bum Soo and Kim Soo Ro! and i like Lee Shi Young too~~

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@ 6
Have you watched Surgeon Bong Dal Hee? I didn't think he was attractive either, but after I watched that drama, I thought he was HOT. The guy could probably look like the Hulk and I'd still think he's hot, that's how much screen charisma he has.

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But that would mean that the woman would have to do something other than cry, pine for a lover or show some sort of independence without being a cold hearted bitc# in a Korean drama.

That's just crazy talk.

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Sounds like a fun movie.

Lee Bum Soo is an awesome actor...one who completely transforms into his characters. The first few times I saw his performances, I didn't even recognize who he was because each successive character was that different from the preceding one (and I'm one who recognizes actors quite easily).
Yup. He's that good.

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OMG, lols, Kim Suro as Lex Luthor equivalent!!

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Hong Gil Dong's decendants? I was wondering since
in the series they all got bombed, someone survived?

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I love Lee Beom-soo!! He is a great actor and that what makes him attractive. He was great in On Air & Surgeon Bong Dal Hee, not to mention "my Wife is a Gangster 3". im looking forward to this movie.

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kim bum soo was a guest in Family Outing before (where Su Roo was a permanent member there). They said that they'd do a project together and now they do; fancy!

Love both. They have charisma; you'll find them more and more adorable as you continue watching. 'll give it a try...

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@joeydragonlady,
The drama is only one version of a famous story, so this movie is a spinoff from the original characters, not necessarily the KBS drama's take on them.

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this version of HGD looks like very interesting.
I will try to watch it ^^

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I had a good time watching HongGilDong...not only because it was funny, funny but, partly because it was fusion sageuk....and because of the martial arts-type of scenes....

modern HongGilDong???...... mmmm...... we will see......

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Can Lee Shi-Young carry this film? She is not exactly an A-list actress with natural beauty.

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lee bum soo looks rather cool in the 2nd picture <3

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@6

I watched him in On Air, and... he really made the drama distasteful for me. Maybe it was because he played the interest of the main actress - who is one of my favs, or what I was eating at the time (lol), but..... gee....

I'm with you on this one.

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Lee bum soo new film again this year. Well that mean something. He is very good doing his job and he is somehow represent the non perfect standard of korean actor with his ordinary features but is bless with great talent,funny and charismatic.

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@6: Frankly speaking, I love Lee Beom Soo very much, I became his big fan after I watched his two dramas. So far, I have watched most of his main movies. He is indeed very outstanding, I could even say he is better than most of Korean actors, and even one the best of Asian actors.

He is attractive from his acting, but his attitude of being an actor is more attractive me.

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@6.

for me.. Lee beom soo is a really really good actor. and also his charisma.. is different from other actors..
the first time i saw him is in my wife is a gangster 3. but i don't really recognize him at that movie. but, after i watched Surgeon bong dal hee. he is so wow! so hot dude!
from that time.. i am one of the biggest fan of him!

and he is a really talented man.. really.

really love him!!!

i want to watch this!

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LEE BUM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO <3
Hot piece of ass

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Hello everyone!
This was a great film. I am passionate about the musics of the film. I barely found an address and download it, but the one i ve been looking is not there. Sometimes javabeans put musics form the movies or dramas, i thought that could be the same for this, but unfortunately, not! =(
Could someone help to find it please? It is the song playing whenever Munhyeok turn into HonGil Dong. It is kind of energetic song. I thought it would be in the ost, but NOO =(
Please someone help me to find it.

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