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Jo Jung-seok up to play Time Renegade
by | May 5, 2014 | 32 Comments

There’s very little concrete information about this new movie titled Time Renegade, but we do know that Jo Jung-seok (The Face Reader, You’re the Best Lee Soon-shin) is considering the project, and that’s enough to grab my interest.

The plot description for the melo film is rather vague but intriguing nonetheless: A man from a past time and a man from the present time struggle to change the fate of one woman. That’s literally all we get, but given the title, I can imagine that the crossing (bending? warping?) of time will be a key factor in saving that woman. Now if only we knew how time got crossed, or why the woman is in trouble, or who the men are, or how they’ll save her… But details, schmetails. Jo Jung-seok!

His reps were quick to clarify after the initial reports came out that he was considering Time Renegade, saying that he did receive the offer but is only considering it as one of several. He is currently focusing his efforts on his movie with Shin Mina, My Love, My Bride, after which he will begin his work on the stage musical Blood Brothers, which will run from June through September.

So while it’s too early to picture Jo Jung-seok breaking the rules of time and space to save a woman from some dire fate, we can hope the movie manages to make the most of its high-concept premise. Furthermore, it’s directed by Kwak Jae-yong of My Sassy Girl, The Classic, and Daisy, which raises my expectations for sweet melo romance.

Via Hankooki


32 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Quiet Thought

    Ohhh! He looks like me in my Sunday School graduation picture.

    • 1.1 yoeda

      lol, it’s his recent picture for Blood Brothers poster. And he’s almost 35 in korean years. He looks so damn young. TT TT

      • 1.1.1 Shadow-chan

        Yaa, he’s just 33, don’t make him older than he is, unni! 😀
        (Really, almost 8 months isn’t “almost”! 😛 )

        • Ivoire

          He looks really good in that picture…

        • yoeda

          hmmm, i always love him no matter how old he is. kkkk. and are you ‘siblings’ with someone i know Shadow-chi-chan? hahahahahaha

    • 1.2 ilikemangos


  2. yoeda

    Thank you JB for translate the news. It’s funny using Google to know what exactly the title of the film. It was a busy year for him. King Wrath in theater for 6 days now and its already achieve 2 million viewers. So happy for him.
    Btw, wonder who they will cast as leading lady? I know he still don’t confirm but a girl can hope, you know. Hehehe.

  3. zepthee

    No drama this year, jung seok-shi??? 🙁

    • 3.1 Ivoire

      Maybe he needs a break? 🙂

  4. Fab

    My Sassy Girl, The Classic, and Daisy! That is an impressive director- he made great movies.

  5. Lighto

    IU! IU! IU !!!!!
    *cheering for his melo partner*

  6. Lighto

    IU! IU!! IU!!!
    *cheering for the leading lady*

    • 6.1 yoeda

      pstttt…you just double post dear. kkkkk

      • 6.1.1 Lighto

        One your wishes, one my wishes dear…

        *sorry… my connections^^;;*

        • Ivoire

          I loved your response, Lighto! That was funny! 🙂

    • 6.2 mini

      I would love to see IU with him. But I don’t think they will repeat this couple

  7. titinna

    Perhaps… Yoo In-na his leading lady.

    • 7.1 ilikemangos

      That’d make for a costar swap — since IU is in talks with ji hyun woo for trot lovers

  8. ilikemangos

    Can i just say i am extremely proud and happy of where he’s come now since his foray as earnest bodyguard during K2H days? He’s successful nowadays straggling both film and movies and i am just so glad k-ent finally knew a talent when they saw one (in moments of its rarity) and gave this guy projects.

    • 8.1 Ivoire

      Hi ilikemangos, I 2nd everything you said.

  9. Brasslefrat

    Jo jung seok!!!! I love him so much ♥. He was so amazing in King 2 Hearts and I have loved his work ever since.
    I do wanna see him in Dramaland soon!

    • 9.1 Ivoire

      This, “Jo jung seok!!!! I love him so much ♥. He was so amazing in King 2 Hearts and I have loved his work ever since.”
      I agree with…

  10. 10 Langit13iru

    Drama juseyo… So he doing movies this year. Just like Yeo Jin Goo. I hope both of them can do drama before the year end.

    Anyway JB, did you know that Lee MinKi and Park Sun Woong had a photo shoot together.

  11. 11 Carole McDonnell

    I’m such a sucker for time-travel. Anticipating.

  12. 12 JC

    It’s Jo Jung Seok. I’m pretty sure I will watch anything this man is in. So much love for him since What’s Up/King 2 Hearts.

    • 12.1 Ivoire

      I am always impressed by how well he emotes. He is soooo good at it. And the trembling thing he does with his voice, when he gets emotional, *Sigh* That just kills me, and that gets to me.
      I also love how truly humble he is behind the scenes. He does not seem to be interested in stealing the spotlight. He seems to just want to act, have good rapport with his colleagues, enjoy what he is doing, and go about his life. The actor who played his assistant in YATBLSS would greet him with a hug, and that was so cute.

  13. 13 Anvesha

    Having Jo Jung Seok is enough details for now.. and the premise sounds interesting. We haven’t seen him in a long time…

    • 13.1 Ivoire

      Well said…

  14. 14 Shadow-chan

    Oppa, you said you’d do a drama this year….! T^T

    “Unfortunately” it sounds interesting (and I’m a sucker for time travel stuff), so I actually hope he’ll do it, haha.
    I just hope there won’t be too much melo (and absolutely no dying!) because I still can’t even bear to watch the last episodes of K2H again as I’m afraid of death of dehydration…

    But… Next year a drama then, ok? Please? *makes puppy eyes*

    • 14.1 Ivoire

      “But… Next year a drama then, ok? Please? *makes puppy eyes*”
      That was cute and funny! 🙂

  15. 15 Dough-na

    I wish they would cast Lee Yoon Ji as the leading lady.

    *fingers crossed

    • 15.1 Ivoire

      It would be nice to see them in a drama again…

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