Mazzang puts up a fight
The “realistic fighting” drama features its actors doing most of their own fight and stunt work, including Yoo Gun. Although he hasn’t fought much in real life, he credits his experiences playing in soccer matches with helping with the competitive and physical aspects of fighting.
The emphasis on realistic combat made for more strenuous filming, explained Yoo Gun, because while most films and dramas choreograph their fight sequences carefully, Mazzang went for verisimilitude, meaning the actors punched each other and were hit for real.
If the drama manages to achieve a true sense of grittiness, this could produce an interesting, darker edge that we don’t get to see in broadcast dramas. Then again, cable dramas kind of have a reputation for pushing the envelope merely for shock value, so there’s also that.
The drama premieres on tvN on October 24.
Lead actor Yoo Gun (Hello God) puts up his dukes; co-star Lee Young-jin (Smile Again):
Baek Do-bin (Hero, Happy Killing, The Host) and Lee Jong-soo (Yi San, Arang) show off their kicks:
Lee Young-jin, Kang Sung-jin (Lawyers of Korea, One Fine Day), director Park Jung-woo (Big Bang), and Yoo Gun:
Via No Cut News