Jeon Ji-hyun has the geeks excited
CNN has put up its list of “15 Movies for Geeks in 2009,” and the Hallyu contingent actually has a decent showing on it.
Jeon Ji-hyun‘s (aka Gianna Jun) Hollywood debut movie Blood the Last Vampire sits in the #3 slot, behind Fanboys at #1, Coraline at #2.
Meanwhile, Park Joon-hyung, former G.O.D. singer turned actor, has got the #5 spot with his role in Dragonball Evolution, while Daniel Henney‘s X-Men Origins: Wolverine is at #6. Lee Byung-heon is featured as Storm Shadow in #11 flick G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.
Of course, some of these parts are more prominent than others; Jeon has a lead role in her film, but the others are merely featured players, ranging from Requisite Asian Ninja Villain to blink-and-you-might-miss-’em appearances. But hey, even if the Hallyu stars are unable to break through as mainstream players, at least they’ve got the geek contingent all sewn up.