Park Bo-young turns horror queen
Park Bo-young is back with a new movie — finally! I know it was announced last year that her next project would be She’s Looking At Me [그녀가 날봐요], and it appears that movie is still on, but this one will be filming right away.
The project is a horror movie called Unidentified Video, which is the actual title, not a placeholder description. In it, two sisters who encounter a strange video are drawn into a series of mysterious events. I’m going to assume there’s a lot more to the premise than that, since Ringu was not only a hit in Korea, but remade into a Korean version as well. And while I don’t want to overstate Park Bo-young’s talent and/or stature in the industry, I’m skeptical that she’d take on a fluff horror piece as her big comeback after a three-year absence (due to legal and management conflicts), so I suspect there’s more meat to this. Or, at least I hope that’s the case.
Park will fight to save her younger sister, who’ll be played by Kang Byul, a new actress who made a strong impression in last year’s sageuk Kim Suro. She played the king’s childhood sweetheart Ah-hyo, and (by the accounts I read) nearly stole the romantic-interest storyline away from Seo Ji-hye.
Another rising star in the cast is Joo-won, who made his name known as Tak-gu’s rival Ma-jun in last year’s hit drama Baker King Kim Tak-gu, who’ll play Park Bo-young’s boyfriend.
The director is Kim Tae-kyung of horror flicks My Dead Friend (starring Kim Haneul) and Muoi (with Jo Ahn and Cha Ye-ryun), so he’s probably an appropriate pick.
Unidentified Video begins filming at the end of February, in time to release as part of the summer horror season.
Via Joy News
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