The army giveth, and the army taketh away. At least this time we’re getting one back from its clutches, as Jung Kyung-ho (Smile, You) announces his comeback project. It’s a movie called Man and Typhoon, and it’s the directorial feature debut for actor Ha Jung-woo (Love Fiction, The Client), who’s expanding his range of talents to get behind the camera.
It sounds like an ambitious project for a first-time director: A plane carrying a Hallyu star and a diverse collection of passengers finds itself imperiled by an unexpected typhoon. A plot like that calls for special effects, but I suppose it has the benefit of being almost entirely filmed in one set. Maybe it all balances out.
Despite sounding like a pumping action type movie, it actually has more of a humorous bent to it and promises lots of laughs. Jung Kyung-ho plays the haughty star Ma Jun-kyu, who leads the cast in “comic commotion.” Ha, does that mean he’s going to be a huge wuss? Because I can totally see Jung playing the wuss; he has great comic timing and isn’t afraid to look silly.
Jung called it an honor to be offered the role by Ha Jung-woo, who’s both his school sunbae and fellow client of the same agency. He said he’s been eager to get back to work during his army-enforced hiatus, and is rarin’ to start filming.
Man and Typhoon is currently working on filling out the rest of its cast and plans to begin filming at the end of November, with the aim of a release in the latter half of 2013.