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Jung Kyung-ho announces comeback project
by | November 1, 2012 | 37 Comments

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.

Via Chosun


37 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. biankoy

    yay!! welcome back Jung Kyung-ho!!! now I’m waiting for Kang Dong-won’s release!!

    • 1.1 JIW_sobangnim

      HYUN BIN


      • 1.1.1 Kgrl

        Ah, Hyun Bin. Oh, do I miss him. But at least Jung Kyung Ho has finally picked up a new project. Too bad LMJ is currently taken. Darn it, another OTP down the drain, and I never had that many I wanted real in the first place. *sigh*

        Please give me at least a couple years for ChaeKi. I need endorsements – a slew of them. Better yet, another drama collaboration. Come on Kdrama producers, it’s the trend now for multiple collaborations. Except this time, a rom-com please. I can’t have another EunMa breaking my heart.

        • Rachel

          LOL. I agree that they would look so good together! Such chemistry on Smile, You.

  2. Arhazivory

    Awww…I missed him. Glad to see him back.

    • 2.1 pabo ceo reom

      I loved him with Lee Min-jung!

      • 2.1.1 Arhazivory

        That’s where I fell in love with him too. Loved that drama to bits.

      • 2.1.2 natsumi

        중말 진짜요.? do they have a movie together.?

  3. Nokcha

    Loved him in Smile, You!!!! Completely agree about comedic timing..He was very funny as the straight man.

  4. mel

    Yesss. I missed him. Loved him in Smile, You.

  5. mud

    Cannot wait! I didn’t think Ha Jung-woo’s first film would be a comedy, I was expecting some heavy dramatic film for some reason, but this sounds awesome. And Jung Kyung-ho can be funny, but his Hallyu star role from I’m Sorry, I Love You drove me crazy with his baby antics. Hopefully this Hallyu star character won’t be as annoying.

  6. JoAnne

    Watching this guy in TBDaW right now – he is great

    • 6.1 jomo

      I LOVE him in that, too.

  7. Kokare

    I love him!!! Welcome back! He has such kind eyes! I hope it does well!

  8. yamapisukii

    oh ho! long time no see my dear, Jung Kyung Ho!!. <3

  9. Mehkko

    All I can think of is “Korean version of Airplane.”


  10. 10 DaDa

    How I wish he was Lee Min Jung’s bf instead of what’s his face……

    • 10.1 becca123

      I loled so hard at your comment, even though lee byung hun is a catch in anyones book, I do wish Lee Min Jung and Jung Kyung-ho could have been they would have been nice together (if Smile You wa saything to go by)
      So excited for this movie and happy to see him back 🙂

      • 10.1.1 moose

        idk lmao lee byunghun seems like a sleaze tbh ): im good as long as lee minjung is happy but im wary of the dude

  11. 11 Adnap

    Aww loved him in smile, you!

  12. 12 jomo

    Ha Jung Woo never rests ever.
    I love him.
    As an actor he has chosen interesting and varied roles, and worked with many fine actors and directors. I bet he has built up a lot of goodwill over the years, too.
    And his father is an actor.
    I think he will be a fabulous director.

    Hope this project works!

  13. 13 girlatsea

    Aww I missed him too!! Wish it was a drama though, I never get to watch the movies T__T

  14. 14 Z

    Yay! He was nerdy-hot (my favorite kind of hot) in Smile, You. I love him.

  15. 15 lenrasoon

    omg yes! i love him.

  16. 16 peachys2sleep

    Didn’t he play a wussy hallyu star in I’m Sorry I Love You?

  17. 17 exquisitemelody

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Him!! Too bad it’s a movie and not a drama 🙁 I got so excited thinking this was a drama before I read it’s a movie…darn. Come back to dramas!! I’m actually rewatching Smile You now. Such an awesome drama! SO cute!

  18. 18 observantzani

    OMG. I’ve been dying to know what his next project would be! Totally going to watch this! Although I was really hoping for a drama since movies with subs tend to come out much later…

  19. 19 cg

    haven’t seen any of his works but the movie sounds good 🙂

  20. 20 Brenda

    Aww! Welcome back! I’ve missed him dearly and am so glad he’s back. Too bad he’s not doing a drama yet, I miss seeing him on the small screen!

  21. 21 Lyla

    Welcome back oppa! Missed you so very much~♥

  22. 22 bobbie

    Welcome Back!!!

  23. 23 infinite7l

    AHHH welcome back!
    so weird.. i was rewatching Smile,You and made me realized again why I fell in love with him in the first place 🙂 I still remember him from Junki’s drama though

  24. 24 UJ

    oooh nice! cant believe he is already back! time passes so fast! looking forward to the movie^^

  25. 25 mjfan

    I loved him to bits in smile you too , now I miss this drama and am gonna watch it again

  26. 26 pumpkinattack


    Yeah, I love this guy. Or maybe I just loved Hyun Su?

    • 26.1 pumpkinattack

      Anyway, he’s very handsome in a boy-next-door sort of way.

  27. 27 Nidnoi

    Welcome back Jung Kyung Ho! I miss him so much. He is my favorite Korean actor. I love his smile and his acting. I hope he will succeed in his new movie with Ha Jung Woo and next project is a good drama.

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