javabeans: Will this man never rest? Uhm Tae-woong has another movie in the works, having been cast in a movie with the director he worked with in Chaw, that black-comedy-camp-horror, killer-pig-on-the-loose movie with Jung Yumi.
girlfriday: I don’t think he knows HOW to rest.
javabeans: I seriously wonder whether he does projects JUST so he can bask in the love, either with his bros or his leading ladies. More work means more cast friends and more onscreen smoochies!
girlfriday: He really needs a girlfriend.
javabeans: I just saw Neverending Story, and I swear he’s playing himself in that. Uber-dork with awkward-girl issues. It’s sort of blow-your-mind ridiculous. I feel like he’s ready to fall in love with any of his co-stars, if only they were willing.
girlfriday: Aw, and why wouldn’t they?
javabeans: There are the corny jokes and the trippy feet. And the manchild persona, which can be equal parts adorable and exasperating.
girlfriday: But if he’s a manchild-acting MAN, as opposed to say, a manchild-child, it’s a different thing. It’s not like he can’t hold down a job, for instance. He’s just a big ol’ dork.
javabeans: I think he just needs a strong noona to whoop him into shape. Or at least a woman with a noona-like persona. He should just date Su Ae. (As if it were up to us.)
girlfriday: She’s got someone
javabeans: ANYWAY, sadly I don’t think that this is his movie for romance. It’s called The Dog, or maybe more accurately (and ear-bleedingly), “Duh Dohg.”
girlfriday: Oooh, combining Uhm Tae-woong and his number-one love of all time, dogs?
javabeans: Or maybe it’s throwing Uhm Tae-woong into the throes of identity crisis? Because this movie… is about dog-fighting.
girlfriday: Oh noes!
javabeans: Part of me wonders: Does HE know this? Did he just hear the title and sign up?
girlfriday: I was just gonna say that! Does he think he’s doing the sequel to that Song Joong-ki movie with the puppies?
javabeans: Like it’s Heart Is… Part 3?
girlfriday: He’s going to be sorely disappointed when he reads the script and doggies get hurt and brutalized in this.
javabeans: And comes to his character description when he finds that he’s not the cop out to shut down the dog-fighting ring, but the gangster who loves dog-fighting.
girlfriday: Okay, of all his characters, this is going to be the hardest to believe.
javabeans: Or the most chillingly dark, if he gets into character. Because I can see that intensity coming out. And maybe breaking his spirit, but you know, the show must go on!
girlfriday: He’s going to walk off the set with all the dogs from the production, isn’t he?
javabeans: I foresee an intervention where everyone has to sit him down and be all, “Tae-woong-ah, those dogs aren’t really abused. They were just trained to look that way.”
girlfriday: I don’t think it’s going to work. I’m scared for the mental break that’s sure to come.
javabeans: But wait! The plot, it gets better! Or maybe just weirder: The dogs…. have been infected by alien beings.
girlfriday: Well if they’re aliens, that changes everything. All bets are off with alien dogs.
javabeans: Now I can see where this director’s trademark comes in. Because Chaw, as far as I’ve heard, is a quirkily comic take on its wild-boar-rampages-the-village theme. And the director’s upcoming horror-comedy Fortune Tellers sounds hilarious, about a motley crew of fortune tellers (including Lee Je-hoon, one of my current favorites), which sounds like a mix of Ghostbusters and Mystery Men.
girlfriday: He’s definitely got a unique quirky-indie touch. It’s funny that even if you were searching for a leading man who’s really good with dogs, you’d land on Uhm Tae-woong anyway, even if he weren’t the star of one of your previous films. I’m hoping the camp comedy will keep Da Dog from ending up in too-brutal-to-watch territory.
javabeans: No Amores Perros for me, please!
girlfriday: At least we know with Tae-woong around, no doggies will be hurt in the making of this film! The Dog plans to complete casting and enter production in October.
Via Star News
- 1 Night 2 Days: Episode 395
- Movie Review: Never-Ending Story
- Equator Man: Episode 1
- Uhm Tae-woong shows Lee Jun-hyuk some love on Equator Man
- Uhm Tae-woong and Jung Ryeo-won’s Neverending Story
- Stills from Uhm Tae-woong and Han Ga-in’s new film
- Uhm Tae-woong cast in third film this year
- Dorky Uhm Tae-woong being (what else?) a dork