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Eom Ki-joon cast as a psychopath

THIS has me excited! Eom Ki-joon (Hero, The World They Live In) has picked thriller film The Demolished Man as his next project, which means he’ll be facing off as the psychopath against Kim Myung-min‘s minister and father character. Eom Ki-joon and Kim Myung-min! Wheee!

In the movie, Kim Myung-min is a father who had believed his daughter, kidnapped eight years prior, to be dead. When the perpetrator contacts him, he renews his efforts and quits his work as a minister, even going through a divorce, fixated on his hunt for the criminal. Eom Ki-joon’s character is described as an emotionless psychopath.

This is Eom’s first film; he was originally a musical actor and crossed over into television with shows like Kimchi Cheese Smile and The World They Live In (his breakout), and most recently Hero. Can’t say that the plot gets me — there are so many psycho-versus-victim thrillers out there these days that this sounds like just another one of the same — but between the two, the acting is sure to be something to watch.

The Demolished Man will begin shooting on January 24.

Via OSEN

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Uhm! Ki! Joon! and Kim! Myung! Min! :D
Hope UKJ gets the exposure he deserves. What a great opportunity to work with KMM. Fantastic!
This will definitely be interesting to watch these two at work.

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Okay, somebody back me up on this: I REALLY want to see Eom Ki-joon and Eric play brothers. They have the same way of delivering dialogue and even their features are similar. (It hit me when watching Eom Ki-joon playing that entertaining bastard in The World They Live In, which was not unlike Eric in Que Sera Sera.)

Anybody?

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Hm, thats nice but also makes me sad, because that is obviously the reason why he cancelled the Count of Monte Christo (musical where he was supposed to play the lead). Rehearsal would have started February... I really wanted to see him in that... :(

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@jb,

you mean Eric Mun?

I've only seen Eric Mun in Super Rookie, which I liked very much. I hope everybody likes Eric Mun (no time to defend Eric Mun right now, sigh).

I really think that Super Rookie deserves a special place of honor in dramabeans. Maybe once a week we could have Super Rookie Day and then we could all talk about what parts of Super Rookie were the most fun.

=)

Javabeans could turn Open Thread Fridays into Super Rookie Thread Fridays. =)

Han Ga In, Oh Ji Ho, Eric Mun.... what could be more fun?

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@ javabeans

I'll back you 100%; I've only seen Eom Ki-joon in WW and Eric in QSS, but they were both fantastic. I'd sign up to watch them together anytime!

@ samsooki

I've seen Ep 1 of Super Rookie; it's definitely on the "will watch" list, no worries!

STILL have not see KMM in anything. Poor JB, every time she talks about great he is, I say the same thing. I'm going to get on it, I promise!!

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i'll back you up on the fact that eom ki joon vs. kim myung min is EXCITING!!!! wow - i can't wait to see it!

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Hmm...UKJ and Eric Mun....not seeing the similarities... o_O
maybe, it's just me...and my sleep-deprived brain...or not. ;)

@ Samsooki
"Javabeans could turn Open Thread Fridays into Super Rookie Thread Fridays."

If you build it, they will come. ;)

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I haven't seen 'The world they live in' and can't comment EKJ on it, but I dislike his character in 'Hero' (maybe perhaps he acted so well that I really think this guy so disgusting.^^) Maybe I should try watching 'The world they live in' , so that I could have a more fair judgement on him.

Similarity with Eric? Should watch 'The world they live in' first and say. But, I must say that, I also like Eric very much, since his acting in Super Rookie. Very interesting and can't wait watching all the episodes in a few days.

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This movie sounds worth watching if only to see EKJ as a psycho!
Could he play Eric's brother? Maybe, depending on the plot. Talking of Eric, when is he back from the Army? I've so lost track, so many went in 2009 but I think he went in 2008.
@ samsooki
If you like Eric watch Que sera sera. Would be interested on your view of that drama!

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@coco,

Eric went into MS early Oct 2008. (thank you, Google) so it'll be a few months before we see him again

@Samsooki,

"You mean Madonna Ciccone?" ^^

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I think Eom was good in The World they live in and KMM.is a great actor. This is definitely a must watch.

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"Eom Ki-joon and Kim Myung-min! Wheee!' - Yippie :)

I need to watch The World They Live In to see the similarities between EKJ and Eric.

Samsooki - Watch Que Sera Sera to see how good Eric could be. QSS is so different from the staple dramas.

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OMO! *___* Can't say I'm excited about the movie itself (the plot, meh), but the acting is going to be awesomesauce!

@Samsooki Re:Super Rookie

I still have 4 eps left and I can't bring myself to finish it. I don't even know why. For the longest of time I couldn't understand who I was supposed to ship and root for. Maybe Kang Ho/Mi-ok? Gah, see I'm still not completely sure about that.

Secondly, I'm not in the least bit interested in the love stories. I know I should, but alsdkjasd it's impossible. That drives me crazy cos I really, really want to care, but I can't. I think that has to do with Han Ga In's acting. Mi-ok comes off so...bland, omg! Whenever she's on screen, I can't empathise or sympathise with her. I just want her... gone. It's a BIG problem, for me, when I don't get a character. Actually, I can watch pretty much anything, even bad dramas/movies that have crazy non-sensical plots as long as the characters "click", and in SR the lead lady's just didn't. Shame cos other than that, I like the drama. I really want to see if Kang Ho is going to "make it". Love his antics. Eric FTW! :)

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Can't wait for KMM's new movie!

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UKJ is so underrated! OMG, do I want him to get more exposure!

As for for Eric and UKJ, I agree with hjkomo, I'm not seeing the similarities either...other than both played charismatic, but entirely bastardly characters - I really hated them both, with a relish.

I really hope this year will be better than last - all the new entertainment and news is getting me hyped up. hehehe...coffee high, sorry.

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(omg leave super rookie out please LOL....i can't bear to argue another one.)

two amazing actors undoubtedly in this film! :)

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I'm way late with this but I have to agree with hjkomo, don't see much similariy between the 2, well the lips is the closet I could agree with.

@Samsooki, if you like something like Super Rookie, you should check out Korea Secret Agent as well. It's supposed to be a sequel to Super Rookie, a total different story but it has the same vibe. Eric is a nature with comic roles. And of course Que Sera Sera is a must see!

@coco, Eric should be back at the end of October this year. YES!

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I shall be happy to see Eric back again. I admired his acting in 'Phoenix' in a rather unlikable charcter. he was suave.. that's the word. Suave.....

I love Eom Ki Jun. He is a brilliant actor and has loads of stage experience so he kows what he is doing. Just had to tone it down for the camera and he did that easily. I think the way he played the character in ' the World we Live in' was so perfect that most people did not give him enough of a standing ovation. He had that role down pat. Such an arrogant know it all, but just so good at his job no-one could beat him in the production team. Then he fell for such a little newcomer actress. Not the thing for this man to do at all... right out of his character altogether. The way that love affair was handled was brilliance from the director but it was set in stone by Eom Ki Jun. He brought some bite to that drama which lifted it out of the run of the mill romantic comedy type show altogether.

yes I like Eom Ki Jun.

Peg

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