Yoochun joins Kim Yoon-seok at sea
It took a whole round of yes-no-maybe announcements, but confirmations are in that Yoochun (I Miss You, Rooftop Prince) will be joining producer Bong Joon-ho’s next film Sea Fog, and starring opposite Kim Yoon-seok (Thieves, Wandeuki). It’s the project that Song Joong-ki was being courted to join, but the army called first.
After four leading roles in dramas, this’ll be Yoochun’s big-screen debut, interestingly just on the heels of his I Miss You younger counterpart Yeo Jin-gu’s first movie, opposite the very same co-star. What can I say, Kim Yoon-seok gets around. It might have something to do with the fact that he’s amazing in everything.
The new project from blockbuster director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) will mark his debut as a producer, and will also be the directorial debut of Shim Sung-bo, screenwriter of his 2003 film Memories of Murder. The story is an adaptation of the 2007 stage play of the same name, and is based on true events.
Kim Yoon-seok plays the captain of a fishing vessel that’s fallen on hard times and turns to illegal smuggling of Joseon-jok (Koreans living in China) across the Yellow Sea. The journey is perilous, the maritime police is on their tail, and the stowaways face suffocation, all while the crew is falling apart at the seams. Yoochun plays a member of the crew who faces off with the captain.
Sea Fog starts shooting in October for a release next year.
Via Star News
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