A toast to kick off Chilling Romance
Here’s the first still from the upcoming movie Chilling Romance, which stars Sohn Ye-jin (Into the White Night) as a woman who gains the ability to see ghosts after an accident. Because of her peculiar ability, which she cannot control, her life gets (to say the least) rather complicated.
Lee Min-ki (Haeundae) plays a popular illusionist running a horror magic show. He can conjure ghosts, which I suspect is going to be a problem in the whole romance department. Or, yunno, maybe they’re a quirky couple and this is actually a good thing because they’ll be able to team up. Who knows. It IS touted as a “hidden romantic comedy” within the chilling ghost story.
The movie is written and directed by Hwang In-ho, who also directed the witty romantic comedy My Two-Faced Girlfriend; this is first project doing double-duty. The film began its first shoots on December 27 in Seoul, and its first scene, pictured above, features Sohn’s character Yeo-ri drinking with Lee’s character Jo-gu. She’s got a good head for liquor, while he’s already pretty drunk as she teaches him how to enjoy soju. Jo-gu has been finding himself curiously preoccupied by this strange woman whose ghost-seeing ability has run interference with her social and dating life, and borrows some liquid courage as he reveals his feelings for the first time.
Eee, sounds fascinating and quirky. Right up my alley!
The film is planning for a release in the second half of the year.