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Sequel in the works for blockbuster war movie Operation Chromite

Talks are already floating around about a sequel for the big-budget, yet-to-be-released war film Operation Chromite. Starring Liam Neeson (Taken 3) as American General Douglas MacArthur, Lee Jung-jae (Assassination) as South Korean military officer Jang Hak-soo, and Lee Beom-soo (Moorim School) as North Korean soldier Lim Gye-jin, this war film is about the events leading up to the Battle of Incheon, which was like the Invasion of Normandy for the Korean War.

Up until then, the North Koreans who initially had greater resources and men were in a more advantageous position, but the South Koreans decisively won against their opposition in the naval battle, and it proved to be a turning point in the war.

The sequel, tentatively titled Reclamation of Seoul, will be about the Second Battle of Seoul where the South Koreans finally recaptured their capital city after it had been taken over by the North Koreans during the first three days of the war. Casting for this sequel is yet to be complete. However, Neeson plans to reprise his role as General MacArthur, albeit in cameo form.

Both Operation Chromite and Reclamation of Seoul are being directed by Lee Jae-han who worked on 71: Into the Fire (starring Kwon Sang-woo and T.O.P.) which was also a movie about a particularly moving battle in the Korean War where 71 student soldiers bravely took a stand against the North Koreans and were killed.

Operation Chromite plans to premiere this July, and the sequel will start production in the latter half of this year. Production company Taewon Entertainment announced that it hopes to release Reclamation of Seoul in the winter of next year.

Via EDaily

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Is it normal to plan for a sequel before the first has been released?

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Happens all the time in Hollywood. Doesn't mean the movies deserve it, but it happens a lot.

Of course, usually the ones with plans for sequels are usually of the adaptation variety and not about history. But this genre seems like it's ripe for sequels with the Korean's love of a good war film (cf. Assassination, Roaring Currents, etc.).

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Ah, that's true. I am reminded of the twilight and fifty shades series which, at least from my perspective, seemed far from deserving.

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But those were based on a series of books. It's like questioning why Harry Potter planned for 7+ movies when Sorcerer's Stone wasn't even screening yet.

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There is that point too. I actually don't watch many movies so I can only retrieve examples from the ones that get shoved in my face by the media.

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I watch way less movies, too. Maybe just 2-3 per year? I can't think of an example where Hollywood planned a sequel before the 1st was even out. :(

This news seems weird to me.

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wow, looked at the cast on asianwiki... great cast, including kim sun ah! and on imdb, it shows sean dulake (of viki's Dramaworld) in the cast also...

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Well then I wish Claire wouldn't suddenly showed up to save Sean because he is dying in this movie.

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: D

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(....Lee Jung Jae looks so handsome in that poster)

I can't wait for this!

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Forgive me if I'm wrong but... is that the guy who played Schindler in Schindler's list?

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Yeah he did play as Schindler.

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Liam Neeson <3.

Director Lee Jae-han probably speaks English better than his native language. His first project was an English indie film. I can see how he was able to get Liam to star in his movie.

Although he is not as well known as Bong and Park, I see him as an international director/screenwriter. He has done films in 3 different languages.
I love it when well known actors from different countries get to work together and not just in Hollywood but in Korea etc.

I'm rooting for this film will do well. Rock on Lee Jae-han!

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*to do well*

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Lee JaeHan? That reminds me of a certain person in Signal.

Does he have a magical walkie talkie? Hehe.

Will watch this, since I'm bloodthirsty and love war shows (curiously, I don't care about action shows. They're like meaningless action-porn to me and I really can't be bothered.)

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