Chungmuro/Film News
Song Joong-ki wolfs out
by | September 7, 2012 | 104 Comments

Pretty posters, which sort of surprised me, given the premise. Here’s a look at Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-young in their upcoming film Wolf Boy (also going by A Werewolf Boy), a rather unusual love story between a girl and a feral wolf boy she discovers in a secluded countryside house. The stills are beautiful–enough to make me want to see the film for the visuals alone.

The film by director Jo Sung-hee stars Song Joong-ki as a feral wolf boy, who’s been subsisting on his own in the woods his entire life. The thing I like is that they don’t mince words about what he is–he’s a supernatural creature, something that should not exist in the world, but does. Which, whew. I don’t like genre toe-dippers. If your title is Wolf Boy, don’t give me wolf-like boy. Park Bo-young plays a quiet, closed-off young girl who relocates to a country house for health reasons, and then chances upon the wolf.

It’s set in 1965, and seems to have a sweet, contemplative mood, focusing on the young innocent love between the two. Yoo Yeon-seok (Introduction to Architecture) plays the rival, the son of the wealthy family that owns the house. He has his sights set on marrying Park Bo-young, and is the catalyst for the darker twist in the story, when the town turns on the wolf boy, and he unleashes the beast. Between this and Nice Guy, it looks like Dark Joong-ki all around.

Wolf Boy will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this coming week, and then hits theaters in Korea by October.



104 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. cattleyae

    I agree, the stills are stunning. OMG I want to watch this!!!

    • 1.1 Bengbeng

      Me too! 2 great actors! i feel like going to Toronto to watch it! the soundtrack is also perfect!!!

    • 1.2 Ivoire

      SJK’s performance seems amazing… The film looks interesting and captivating at the same time. Would be interested in watching it when they have English subs available.

    • 1.3 Gom

      Incredibly stunning.

      I’ve never seen resident flower boy Joong Ki THIS, um, dirty. And it’s weird that I’m digging it.

      Park Bo Young looks lovely in that second to the last photo.

      I’ll look forward watching this 8 years from now, when the English subs are out lol. 🙂

  2. whatis

    whoa so pretty…
    but in that last scene in the trailer… is she white fang-ing him?? noooooooooo

    love the visuals!

    • 2.1 Lisa

      LOL “white fanging”
      That is perfect!

    • 2.2 Danna

      LOL….totally thought of New Girl

      • 2.2.1 Autumn

        OH MY GOD HAHAHA. Priceless.
        When I watch this, I’ll totally be cracking up at what was intended to be a heart wrenching scene.

        Oh, so pretty. I will watch. Definitely.

  3. divaz_sha

    i want a wolf boy, one please

  4. damianna

    yeah the visual is like a feast to the eyes. the 1st pic had me staring deep looking for traces of him. he looks so different (in a very fetching way, that is).

  5. Angel

    This looks so good. And the two of them look perfect together!

  6. Arhazivory

    Whoa….pretty. Wanna watch this.

  7. zheisya

    she looks like son ye jin in summer scent. she’s beautiful.

    • 7.1 kumi

      same thought

  8. kaytee

    Cant wait to watch this! Love werewolf romance, and with my gorgeous joong-ki?! I’M TOTALLY IN.

  9. tonbotomoe

    The atmosphere is more Edward Scissorhands and less Twilight. I really liked that.

  10. 10 Jillia

    Why am I not living in Korea!? D: I hope I have the chance to see this movie in my country.

  11. 11 KDaddict

    OMG. Just the trailer is already heart-renching. It gets you right there: the innocence, the other-worldliness, the inevitable hunt, and the sad ending……

  12. 12 Noemi

    Love the music!

  13. 13 jelly-jamboree

    aw maaaan~

    I just saw the trailer, and I can tell already…. this movie is SO going to make me cry!

    They are too cute together & they’re innocent and in love & they might be forced to separated &… & …. WAAAAH TnT

  14. 14 Jules

    Park Bo-young pings on my ‘I know her!’ meter and so I’ve been trying to figure out which movie/TV series I know her from.

    It turns out she was in a movie I saw about a week ago (yes, my memory really is that feeble) called Speedy Scandal with Cha Tae-hyun. I found her charming in it, and I always love Song Joong-ki so… yay for new movies with awesome people!

    • 14.1 Village Mrembo

      He he! Cracked me up when u very dilligently described SS as ‘a movie…’ trust me u just say SS and everyone will know what ur on about, its one of CTH best known works i think!

  15. 15 KDrama Fan

    So want to see this! Thanks for the heads up GF!

  16. 16 ngocng08

    omg, Song Joong-ki’s eyes and and his face are so expressive. I dont know how wolf-like he will be, but I think he channels the heart of a lonely child perfectly like that…he is really talented!
    Those pictures are stunning! The looks, the colours, the blend and ambience are pitch-perfect and dream-like!

  17. 17 Monona

    Can’t wait to see this. Was anyone else struck by how similar the leads look in the last two pictures? They could easily play twins (hopefully that mental image will go away by the time I watch the film)

    • 17.1 vere

      I really thought the girl was Joong-ki in drag at first.

    • 17.2 ~Feather~

      The first time I saw the trailer, I thought, “Wow, the leads look a lot alike!”
      I had seen the trailer on youtube a week ago and had figured (since my korean is very poor) that it would be about a sad love story between a village girl and a wolf-like boy. I had already planned to watch it, but now that I KNOW he is actually a werewolf, my excitement has been heightened. 🙂 I really hope I can find it subbed somewhere.

    • 17.3 momogi

      yeah, totally! when I see her I thought she was Song Joongki the girl version. They look alike!

  18. 18 eny

    the teaser looks more interesting than his upcoming drama innocent man, and his acting in the teaser looks better

  19. 19 angie602

    Joong-ki oppa!!! Gosh, I have to agree that I love the visual. I’m so gonna watch it when it comes out. Joong-ki looks like 20 years old here in the movie… So innocent and sweet. (*___*)

  20. 20 Jambo43

    Yeah, great stills. I can’t wait to watch it!

  21. 21 Sunshine

    i am so glad this is not a supernatural werewolf movie…i am really tired of those…i am glad it literally takes on the name wolf boy like Mowgli…cant wait to see it

  22. 22 queencircles

    Ooooh I like dark joong ki. 🙂 this looks awesome. I’ll definitely watch.

  23. 23 alexandrasi

    Joong-ki as were….I’m so there already.

  24. 24 kristi

    The trailer up there was for the Toronto Film Festival, but they just released a domestic teaser (exclusive to naver apparently) for the Korean audience, and it’s even better, much closer to director Jo Sung-Hee’s style and vision, more ominous and heart-breaking:

    Naver exclusive 늑대소년 teaser

    The last line? “Wait for me.” *sniff*

  25. 25 mskololia

    This is definitely on my MUST-watch list.

    Thanks GF!

  26. 26 Anvesha

    I like this type of stories.. By this, i mean where the female lead doesnt happen to be the naive sunshine. I think it will be sweet. If only I remember to watch it…

  27. 27 crazedlu

    i. just. love. the. two.


  28. 28 kumi

    How can I watch this in Los Angeles?

  29. 29 Simon

    Not liking the English title. It’s so long. I like it to be just “Wolf Boy”. It has more impact.

  30. 30 janey

    My heart feels pain for the pair already and that’s from a one minute trailer T___T I can’t wait for this so much Joongki I like I like!! 😀

  31. 31 Jennifer

    Totally agree about the visuals being beautiful ~ can’t wait till this is available to watch!

  32. 32 pigtookie

    so. beautiful.
    that goes without saying when you have SJK and PBY but the posters, stills, and teaser are gorgeous.

    it’s definitely to his advantage to challenge new roles, and i anticipate both wolf boy and nice guy.

  33. 33 Kdrama fam

    I hope this movie makes it to US because I really want to see it. I first saw the preview on

    SJK’s characterization of the wolf boy looks very good. Also his relationship with the girl shows great chemistry…ahahahah I want to see it!

  34. 34 soiia

    WHY. WHY don’t I live in Toronto -.-

  35. 35 graygirl

    WOW.. Finally see a new image of Song Joong Ki.. And I can’t wait to watch this!

    • 35.1 Kappy

      Whoa, if you didn’t say it was Song Joong Ki, I wouldn’t have recognized him. So different. My interest is piqued. I’m so watching this.

  36. 36 luci8le

    wow : stunning stills!

  37. 37 pandamay

    then what is the ending ?

    did the girl go back for him?

  38. 38 pandamay

    then what is the ending ?

    did the girl go back for him?

  39. 39 Liana

    “Beauty and the beast” redux! And Song Joong-ki! Rawr! Count me in 🙂

  40. 40 Annie

    In these pic he looks like the young actor that played in the drama “Giant and Tress With Deep Roots! I’m ashamed to say I don’t know his name especially since he is one of my favorite child/teen actor.

    • 40.1 edge

      It’s Yeo Jin Gu ^^

    • 40.2 beauty0fparting

      The wolf boy (Song Joongki) is the teen version of the king in Trees with Deep Roots.

      • 40.2.1 edge

        i totally forgot SJK was in it >< sorry for wrong info!

  41. 41 Danna

    Joong Ki sure os going for diversity in his characters and I appreciate that…for his and Park Bo Young’s sake, I hope this movie does well in Korea…she really needs that proper comeback

  42. 42 clover

    How can Song Joong-ki make wearing dirt look hot?

  43. 43 James

    Im going to see the movie on Tuesday.

    • 43.1 kristi

      OMG you’re in Toronto! You lucky dude 🙂

    • 43.2 Karen

      I will be there on Tuesday too! I can’t wait. It will be fun! I wonder if any of the stars will be there…

      • 43.2.1 kristi

        Park Bo-Young and director Jo Sung-Hee will be there, but not Song Joong-Ki. Has a loaded filming schedule b/c of Nice Guy, and he can’t afford to be away for what would amount to a two- to three-day trip at minimum.

  44. 44 onewcondition

    I don’t really watch K-movies, mostly dramas but this looks and sounds really good!

  45. 45 WvR

    Definitely different than I pictured when I first read here about the movie. Looks really good!

  46. 46 NoRae

    Song Joong Ki+Park Bo Yeong are my dream couple since she was a guest in Running Man !! They are so cute together.
    I think I’ll watch the movie for their cutsey and for the visuals.

  47. 47 matinsoleil

    The movie was somewhere on my mind…but now it’s on my to watch list!! The posters are just beautiful. And the couple is sweet. Can’t wait!!

  48. 48 Abby

    Just bought tickets to see it on Tuesday too 🙂 ahhh can’t wait to see it!

    • 48.1 Mia

      I am so jealous! Lucky! 😀

  49. 49 Mia

    I’ve been anticipating this for so long!!!
    First of: Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-young!!! Their interaction in Running Man was so cute!! I’ve seen their other works and I love them!
    Second: I thought it would be a romantic comedy, but after seeing these posters and teasers, it’s so MUCH better! Looks so intense!

    It looks absolutely awesome! I can’t wait!

  50. 50 tari

    It’s…BREATHTAKING!!! ><

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