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Foreign interest heats up for hero movie Jeon Woo Chi
by | November 7, 2009 | 40 Comments

Looks like buzz for the upcoming fantasy-action movie Jeon Woo Chi — starring Kang Dong-won and Im Soo-jung — is heating up. The film has just sold to nine overseas markets even before it makes its Korean premiere later this winter.

According to CJ Entertainment, Jeon Woo Chi screened a five-minute promo video at the American Film Market (“the largest motion picture trade show in the world”) on November 4. Following that, the film was sold to four European nations and five Asian and Southeast Asian countries. (Among the buyers: Germany, the Netherlands, China.) The film market is still open for another three days, however, so the number may go up. (Catch the trailer below; it looks like a hella fun ride.)

A source from United Pictures and M Line Distribution, which is in charge of overseas sales for Jeon Woo Chi, explained that buyers came calling from the first day, having heard about the hot interest in the promo video of the “Korean-style hero movie,” which takes the subject of Taoist magic and blends it with a modern sensibility. The film premieres in Korea on December 23.

Kang Dong-won stars as Jeon Woo Chi, a Taoist wizard from the Joseon age who is locked in a magic scroll. When the seal is broken 500 years later, Jeon Woo Chi is transported to current times and fights the monsters that plague modern society.

Via Star News


40 Comments from the Beanut Gallery

    im soo jung is all grown up. i hope this one gets shown in our local theater like haeundea.

  2. bobbie

    It kind of reminds me of a Marvel comic.

  3. Sonam

    The poster is awesome and the preview looks fun fun fun. Love the shot of KDW in traditional garb. That beautiful pixie face sure looks mischievous!

  4. atsirk

    Kang Dong-won is kinda hot πŸ™‚

  5. kdramafanatic aka heartleejunki

    dang it sounds pretty interesting. Just watched My girlfriend is an agent last week. Kang ji Hwan oppa, saranghaeyo!!

  6. asianromance

    totally want to see it! looks so cool!

  7. ripgal

    Nothing beats KDW coming back to the screen!!

  8. corrakun

    LOL it looks like it’s one of those awesome action flicks that manages to pull off comedy real well. i’m interestedd <3

  9. nycgrl

    I’ll watch this for Im Soo Jung. My korean muse.

  10. 10 heejung

    looks like fun!!!

  11. 11 holly

    I’d watch it.

  12. 12 Jihwan

    I got so excited watching the trailer! This is a must see!

  13. 13 saryKIM

    Just the posters alone are enough to pique my interest, but wow, after watching the short trailer, I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for this one!

  14. 14 Hannah

    Wow! This movie looks great.. thanks for the trailer, Javabeans! πŸ™‚

    I didn’t think Im SooJung could pull off the sexy look very well, but looks like I was proven wrong πŸ˜›

  15. 15 niKai

    maybe because i don’t read/write korean so i don’t understand. but from the trailer, it doesn’t look like a movie with much substance. all i see is jumping around in illogical contexts or circumstances. but KDW sure is an eye-candy on big screen. and im soo jung is all grown up~

  16. 16 Brendel

    looks fun. reminds me of HGD. not a big fan of KDW but i have always liked Im Soo-jung.

  17. 17 Subduing mara

    Kang Dong Won is back!! I just cant wait to watch JWC!! Only 45 days to go!

  18. 18 vrosemarie

    Haha, what exactly are the monsters that plague modern society?

    It’s on my must-watch list just because of Kang Dong Won… =)

  19. 19 Ellen

    Oh man, now I can’t wait to see it… whenever *that* will be! πŸ˜€ I love anti-hero action comedy thingies like this one promises to be, especially if it’s fantasy as well! ^.^

  20. 20 yvree

    Though i dont really understand what was in the trailer It seems theyve put alot of efforts to make this movie interesting and very promising! seems it has little touch of comedy too, btw, @ 30s i wonder if she was the lead girl from geun seok’s movie DOREMIFASOLASIDO?

    Hoping it will get a good high rates from the moviegoers! ~

  21. 21 Paty101

    Hey, KDW + wizards + comedy πŸ˜€ Must see.

  22. 22 kamee

    LOve love love kang dong won. Can’t wait to see the movie when it comes out on dvd!===that’s soooo long!

  23. 23 casey

    this movie is like DAREDEVIL meets SPIDERMAN meets THE PHANTOM and the SHADOW. whew….that’s a lot of combination of “superheroes” all in one.
    i give credit to the trailer though!

  24. 24 sogba

    i want to watch this!!!!

  25. 25 FFZ

    Wow! This looks really funny! I love the way KDW smirks. t blends all of the marvel superheros and Harry Potter in one film. I am totally looking forward to it.

  26. 26 yankoala4

    hmm.. the trailer look interesting..
    I think I’ll watch it..

  27. 27 Endroine

    The Netherlands D: Omg <3 didnt expect that xD
    Looks cool btw i really want to watch it now o.o

  28. 28 jandoe

    i love that girl! will definitely catch this if i can! πŸ™‚

  29. 29 Fauvish

    Wow, the Netherlands bought it (I’m Dutch so..). Does that mean I’ll be able to watch it in the cinema? If so, that would be awesome! We don’t have many Korean movies airing here. ooh to see Kang Dong Won on the big screen (faints)

  30. 30 xiahkixiri

    Im Soo Jungggg! <3 'YOU'RE A WIZARD, KANG DONG WON'. Excitement.

  31. 31 goldenlotus

    oooooh. can’t wait!

  32. 32 gingeranna

    Do you have the names of the European nations? I’m curious to see if it will air in italy!

  33. 33 Christine

    It looks promising!

  34. 34 pabo ceo reom

    looks kick ass πŸ˜€

  35. 35 Celest

    Kang Dong Won?! Finally! I’ve liked this guy since watching 1% Of Anything and Duelist. I haven’t seen him in a while but this looks like an awesome comeback.

  36. 36 diana

    wowweee!! it looks amazing. the trailer ppl really make it interesting..definitely checking this movie out!!

  37. 37 Charlo

    Just the premise of people jumping around all cool like in traditional Korean clothing is tempting enough. Even if it’s a movie without much substance, I’d watch it for the clothing and, hopefully, awesome fight scenes. Maybe it’ll be like old time Hong Kong martial art films where the plot is boring but the fight scenes are great to watch.

  38. 38 sillysunshine

    can’t wait to watch the both of them!!!

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