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Lee Seon-kyun takes on killer virus for new movie

Lee Seon-kyun makes movies faster than I can watch them, I swear. He’s lined up yet another project, titled Love Is a Virus (don’t I know it), which he’ll take on as soon as he’s finished work on his next movie, Angry Lawyer.

This movie sounds either like a wacky comedy or a sci-fi thriller, and the fact that I can’t quite figure it out amuses me greatly. The plot deals with a dangerous virus whose physical symptoms are akin to those of falling in love, leading to a state of excitement that will kill if the infected person doesn’t fall in love within five days. Lee Seon-kyun plays a scientist who works with the woman who is the virus’ host to find a cure. I’m strangely drawn to the premise—I just hope it’s weird in a good way.

Usually the director’s previous works offer a clue into what kind of tone this project might attempt, but it’s no help here: Kang Yi-kwan’s other films include 2012’s drama Juvenile Offender, 2013’s fantasy-thriller When Winter Screams, 2014’s drama Tinker Ticker, and 2008’s melo-romance Sa-Kwa. That covers a fair span on the genre spectrum, so there’s no clear pattern to draw from.

Now we’ll just have to see which actress is cast as the virus host (and love interest, I presume—I mean, if you’ve got the clock running on five days, why not look somewhere close for love?). Love Is a Virus plans to begin filming early next year.

Via Star News, Ten Asia

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Eh, haven't watched much of Lee seok hyun.... but I LOVE his deep voice and he is SO kind in variety shows!! Like his manners are so.... gentleman-ish.... XDDD lol >u<

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In particular I recommend "Pasta" (although he kind of yells a lot...I love it anyway) and "Miss Korea", although maybe you've seen both!

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I've seen bits and pieces, but not a lot.... But thanks so much for recommending anyways!! Do you have anything else good to watch?

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You could try some of his movies. The last one shown was A Hard Day and it has been nominated for various awards this year as well as getting a very good reception at Cannes earlier in the year. I have also enjoyed his older movies: All About My Wife, Helpless, and Petty Romance.

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Ha...ha... What a farfetched sounding premise. But since I love everything LSK I can't wait to see how this movie develops, both in the story and the rest of the cast. Sadly this probably means we won't see in in a drama anytime soon.

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i love this man!! excited he is getting more and more movies, but i miss my ahjushi i must say miss korea was a wonderful drama, just not in the best time slot so hoping for a drama this coming year. that will have him come on shows, so i can see more of his goofy fun personality.

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Oh good lord that man is good looking! I mean damn.

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Right? And that voice. I would watch She's So Lovable again from start to finish if he was in it.

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Well I'd watch it anyway because I adore him but I like the sound of the premise too. I'm not familiar with this director at all though so there's a tiny bit of wariness in the mix too but I'm hopeful. *Crosses fingers and hopes for a zany black comedy*

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LSK, I love you too bits! Thank you for picking a script that could be quirky and romantic so I can get my fix. :)

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Exactly! His last two movies, A Hard Day and Angry Lawyer, leave no room for romance. But surely this would be different. (fingers crossed)

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The premise sounds similar to Love Cells. I hope they make it quirky and fun ^^

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is it just me or does he really look like Uhm Tae Woong?!! :O

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