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Ha Jung-woo’s band of outlaws runs rampant
by | May 8, 2014 | 36 Comments

Is it finally actually time for a peek at this movie? Here’s the first teaser for Ha Jung-woo and Kang Dong-won’s new action sageuk Kundo: Age of the Rampant (I’ve been calling it Band of Thieves, which is what kundo means). The character posters for the ensemble cast are fantastically pretty, but the thing I’m fixated on is… Ha Jung-woo makes the best stank face I have ever seen.

Kundo comes from writer-director Yoon Jong-bin (Nameless Gangster), and stars Ha Jung-woo as the double-butcher-knife-carrying leader of a scary band of outlaws who steal from the rich and give to the poor. The story is set in late Joseon, as class warfare breeds more and more discontent, and slaves are fed up with corrupt noblemen living off the fat of the land. An unlikely set of heroes emerges — bandits who steal from corrupt officials to feed the people, and brute-force a system of equality through crime and violence.

Kang Dong-won plays the evil nobleman’s son who represents the worst of the corrupt, and as the best warrior in the land, he’s sent to hunt Ha Jung-woo down. The trailer opens with a rousing speech from Lee Sung-min (Miss Korea), who says that we are all brothers and sisters in this land: “But the strong persecute the weak, and those who have, extort from those who have not. We are here to rectify that world!” Kang Dong-won sniffs them out, and Ha Jung-woo vows to go cut off his head and bring it back himself. And the battle begins.

The ensemble cast includes Jo Jin-woong (Full Sun), Ma Dong-seok (Murderer), Jung Man-shik (Feel-Good Day), Lee Kyung-young (The Terror Live), Yoon Ji-hye (Ghost), and Kim Sung-kyun (Answer Me 1994).

Kundo: Age of the Rampant hits theaters July 23.

Via Osen


36 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. pogo

    oh, my, Ha Jung-woo in an action sageuk? has set every one of my ‘want to see this’ buttons pinging, HARD.

    (the man is so ridiculously talented, seriously)

  2. Fab

    Ha Jung is really bad ass in this one. It feels as if in the past years he played the same roles, though great but so similar… This new “look” is a nice change.

    • 2.1 pogo

      He’s one actor who strikes me as a total chameleon, his role in Love Fiction is nothing at all like The Berlin File and yet he makes both work with absolute style.

      • 2.1.1 neyrie

        Me too… He is one great chameleon of an actor..

        I think he is one of those A-listors who actually has played diverse roles.

        … from being weird musical idiot son in the Fox Family, to Psycho in The chaser, charismatic Gangster in Nameless Gangster, to ambitious career man in Terror Live, to a spy in Berlin file, to uniquely quirky in Love Fiction, to understanding boyfriend in Time, to a man on a runin Yellow Sea, to Host in Moonlight in Seoul and a beta Male in My dear Enemy… Those roles have been so DIVERSE…

        I think the Korean Media has always mentioned that he is one diverse actor especially with the roles he plays.

  3. Marami Salami

    Is it just me or does Kang Dong-won look a bit like T.O.P in some shots?

    • 3.1 fun-lugha-swahili

      Lets just say once upon a time in celeb land there was Kang Dong Won, then along came TOP and soon after came Joo Won…everybody else after that I refuse to acknowledge 😉

      • 3.1.1 the other kay

        LOL i love your comment

      • 3.1.2 mioo

        yeah he is the master of that type of face lol

    • 3.2 damianna

      Jung Joon Young too.

      • 3.2.1 mioo

        IMO the list looksalike
        1. JJY
        2. Joo Won
        3. TOP

  4. Stefchia

    Kang Dong Won<333 I miss him terribly

  5. R

    Ha Jung-woo & Kang Dong-won <3

    miss KDW so much …

  6. pogo

    Also, those are great posters! Really dynamic looking and gorgeous.

  7. crazedlu

    Kang Dong-won? Baddie? Why do I want to side with him so bad? Haha. Excited for this!

  8. Kiara

    Ha Jung-woo, <3 <3 <3. Sounds like a fun summer action sageuk. I can't wait. Praying for a limited release in the US too.

  9. ana

    Still so pretty omg! Reminds me of his Duelist days.

  10. 10 Jennie

    Kang dong won!!!! So sexy. He looks great, I def want to watch this.

  11. 11 bebeswtz

    Jo Jin Woong!!!! Ahhhhhh! Loved him in “Full Sun” =)

  12. 12 Laden

    Nice posters 😀

  13. 13 Aly

    HA JUNG WOO. i’m in. this man is sexy as fugggg

  14. 14 jandoe

    After stumbling upon one of Ha Jung Woo’s (many) movies, I’ve come to a point where I’ll watch him in anything. HOMG this looks soooo good, can’t wait.

  15. 15 Tara

    HJW and KDW?? Count me in!!! I absolutely love those two actors…these posters just scream fierce badass hotness! 🙂

    Saw the news about this movie on one of the entertainment shows a few days back. I was just flipping by the channel but this caught my eye, especially when I heard the names HJW and KDW. I like the rest of the cast too.

    The solo pic of KDW in blue kinda struck me as LJK in his AatM persona, btw.

  16. 16 danna

    O wow the supporting cast is just as awesome…I mean Kim Sung Kyung, Lee Sung Min, Ma Deong Seok and Jon Jin Woong?…those are some really impressive ahjussis

  17. 17 the other kay

    KDW is so, so pretty.

  18. 18 givemekimminjong

    The posters look AMAZING. And damn, Ha Jung Woo, damn.

  19. 19 Valdemir

    Kang Dong Won, the most handsome and sexiest man on earth <333333

  20. 20 Stefchia

    Kang Dong Won <33 I keep seeing his poster every 10 mins, cant wait to see him in July

  21. 21 cheekbones

    Oh my, the first posters (of HJW and KDW) are just AWESOME !

    The movie looks and sounds exciting. Will put this on my to-watch list.

  22. 22 AtlasStone

    Ah shit, Ma Dong Suk is in this. One of my favorite actors, if not the favorite.
    Sounds like a blockbuster.

  23. 23 yasmin satria

    Finally there’s some news about this movie. I’ll definietly watch this one multiple times to absord every detail in this cast acting.
    I don’t know all of the cast, but the one I know is super fantastc. I can’t more excited than this

  24. 24 caegrace

    Ah, been waiting forever for this movie.
    Really like the posters, they look dynamic and lively, different from the usual sageuk movie poster which usually have the samey-samey vibe of grandiose and melo.
    Nearly can’t recognize HJW in the posters and I love it when KDW plays villain roles.

  25. 25 Marina

    I am looking forward to it. The trailer totally reminded me of the underrated 2005 movie Hyeongsa. People who had seen it would know why.

  26. 26 CWorks

    I’m sitting on the edge of my seat with anticipation! Hey, does anyone know when this film will be available for viewing in the US?

  27. 27 Sadie

    oh Kang DongWan! Please just do a drama and help my heart out ….please?

  28. 28 sunset

    at the first glimpse Ha Jung Woo looked like Captain Sao Feng (Chow Yun Fat in Pirate Of Caribbean)…

  29. 29 Cavenurse

    Seriously amazing photos. Looks like a great epic saga movie. AND I can’t see it because I’m in the U.S.? I have to wait at least a year to see it, if I’m lucky. OMGosh…so not right. I have little interest in watching the KRAP put out by “hollywood”…but Korea???Oh yeah…please?? sooner than later??

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