So Ji-sub becomes a hit man
King of broody, angsty, tragic heroes So Ji-sub (who was broody, angsty, and tragic in Road No. 1, Cain & Abel, and I’m Sorry, I Love You) has signed on to a new movie, which means he’ll be working nonstop after he wraps his latest project, the romance melodrama Only You with Han Hyo-joo.
The new project is titled Company Employee — a mundane title that offers a wry contrast to its subject matter about an employee in a killer-for-hire company. Like a good worker bee, the man suffers no pesky pangs of guilt from his line of work — until he falls in love with a woman (of course!) and decides he wants out of his job. He wants to live a normal life, but as he tries to extricate himself, he finds himself the target of his former colleagues in this rollicking slapstick comedy. No, wait. I mean action melodrama. (But seriously, wouldn’t it be great as a comedy? All black and dry and sardonic? It could be like Grosse Pointe Blank meets Tarantino. Aw, now I really want to see that movie.)
Already I’m way more interested in Employee than I am in Only You, which is about an ex-boxer falling in love with a woman going blind. Guuuuuh. Sorry, I’ll pass on that one. But So dressed up like a killer, giving up killing, and running away from killers? Good times.
Via Star News
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