Coming off a great run as the hero in cable drama Nine, Lee Jin-wook is adding a film to his upcoming schedule and is in final negotiations to join Point Blank, the remake of the French thriller that earlier cast Ryu Seung-ryong. Can the screen take that much scruffy rugged hotness at once? Get ready to find out.
Lee Jin-wook and Ryu Seung-ryong will form an unlikely alliance in the film, where Ryu is a killer who’s being hunted by cops and hitmen alike. Lee Jin-wook is a doctor who helps Ryu (he was a nurse in the original), and when the doc’s wife is kidnapped the two men join forces to rescue her.
I love Ryu Seung-ryong in anything he does, and Lee Jin-wook has really come into his own post-army service and seems to be picking interesting projects. (His earlier career was a lot more uneven, and I remember thinking he had a raw charm that could swing either way—great if he learned to channel it, but potentially stuck in mediocrity if not. Thankfully, I think he’s out of the clear on that one, or at least heading that way.) A taut action-thriller seems like a good fit for both actors, and I love the idea of their unexpected partnership. Bring it on.
The Point Blank remake (which is NOT the Point Break remake, I have to keep telling myself—and boy, wouldn’t that be a whole different crazy kettle of fish) will begin filming later this month.
Via E News 24
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