Kang Dong-won in talks to headline fantasy movie
I do love Kang Don-won (Dugeun Dugeun My Life) best in fantasy/sci-fi films (okay, so I love him any which way he comes) — he just has that weird ethereal beauty that makes it so easy to believe he’s a magical creature with superhuman powers. He’s currently in talks to star in a new fantasy project called Hidden Time, in which he’ll play a young boy who goes into a mysterious cave one day and comes back fully grown.
The movie will be the commercial film debut from indie director Uhm Tae-hwa (INGtoogi: The Battle of Surpluses, also the award-winning short film Forest). It’s about a group of kids who enter a cave and mysteriously disappear without a trace. Only one girl survives and returns alone, and then a short time later, one of the boys who vanished comes back, but as a fully grown man.
Clearly that thing’s a wormhole of some sort (you should really just consider yourself lucky if it doesn’t send you to Joseon), though we’re not told whether Kang Dong-won’s character is still the same young boy on the inside in a grown man’s body, or if he grew up in some alternate universe and found his way back. Either case makes for an interesting setup, especially if they cast a strong young actress opposite him. Someone like Kim Sae-ron seems obvious, but really, why wouldn’t you get her to co-star?
Hidden Time is still casting and plans to start shooting later this year. Lucky for us, in the meantime Kang Dong-won is slated to star in the revenge thriller Untold Story of a Prosecutor opposite Hwang Jung-min, and the horror movie Black Priests with Kim Yoon-seok.
Via Star News
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