Jang Geun-seok up for indie movie Human Time
Jang Geun-seok (Jackpot) is considering starring in award-winning arthouse director Kim Ki-duk’s (Arirang, Pieta) new project called Human Time. Well-respected veteran actor Ahn Sung-ki (Trot, The Hunt) has already confirmed, and Ryu Seung-beom (Intimate Enemies), whose last movie, The Net, was also a collaboration with Kim, is in the final negotiation stage.
Details regarding the plot of the film have not been released, but the basic premise is that the movie will metaphorically show how humanity has changed and survived to become its present-day concept. Judging from the director’s past works, I think it would be safe to say that Human Time will be deeply contemplative, with unique ideas on the themes presented.
Compared to Ahn Sung-ki and Ryu Seung-beom, Jang Geun-seok’s movie filmography is relatively short, mainly composed of coming-of-age stories and rom-coms, although there was The Case of the Itaewon Homicide which I thought was exciting and displayed his acting range the most. I have a soft spot in my heart for Jang Geun-seok because he was one of my first drama crushes, starting from his playful maknae days in the sitcom New Nonstop to one of his first drama roles as an adult (he got his start as a child actor), Beethoven Virus.
However, his recent projects have been rather disappointing, from his last movie, 2011’s You’re My Pet, which was a remake of a Japanese drama by the same name, to his past two dramas, Jackpot and Pretty Man, which were terrible. So I’m hoping that he’ll find a way to reinvent himself again and expand his acting abilities through this new project.
Filming for Human Time will begin later this month.
Via Herald Pop
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