Joo-won, Kim Kang-woo, Kim Sang-joong work Overtime fighting aliens
Alien invasion isn’t really the first thing that came to mind when I heard that Joo-won (Yong-pal) was signing on to a movie called Overtime. I was picturing an overworked salaryman with a scary boss, not a secret rebel army out to take back the country from evil alien invaders. But that’s the premise of the new sci-fi action blockbuster film, which has confirmed Joo-won, Kim Kang-woo (Goodbye Mr. Black) and Kim Sang-joong (Jingbirok) to star.
The new project will be the feature film debut of director Kim Gun, of award-winning short film Don’t Stop. In this dystopian world, Korea has been taken over by alien creatures, and a human rebellion ignites a war against the invaders. The fight will be led by three special forces operatives spanning two timelines, a la Signal (minus the walkie-talkie transmissions).
Kim Sang-joong is a veteran agent featured heavily in the past timeline, and Joo-won is the rookie agent in the present timeline. Kim Kang-woo is the one who connects them, as the hoobae agent to Kim Sang-joong, and the present-day sunbae to Joo-won. Kim’s character is described as a rule-following stick-in-the-mud type, which will probably be a cakewalk for him after being so eeeevil in Goodbye Mr. Black.
That’s three very intense actors, one for every generation, so I think they’ve covered their bases in terms of audience draw. I can picture the three of them talking very seriously about Acting and geeking out about it together, in between the shooting of alien creatures, of course. Now let’s just hope that the CG aliens live up to the human cast.
Overtime has already begun shooting, and is planning for a release later this year.
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