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First posters and stills for Ha Jung-woo and Kang Dong-won’s action sageuk

Has it been forever that they’ve been making this movie, or am I just really really impatient and excited to see it? Here’s our first tiny peek at Band of Thieves (also going by the title KUNDO: Age of the Rampant), starring Ha Jung-woo (The Terror Live) and Kang Dong-won (Psychic) in his feature-length army comeback project. It’s the role Ha Jung-woo shaved his head for, in case you’ve seen him promoting other stuff this past year and wondered why he was suddenly bald.

Part of the anticipation for the project comes from the re-team of writer/director Yoon Jong-bin and leading man Ha Jung-woo, who did 2011’s hugely popular and still-quoted Nameless Gangster together, among other projects. Band of Thieves is a swashbuckling action film set in the waning years of the Joseon era, where corrupt officials rule the land and growing discontent among the people sets the stage for a band of outlaws to take over. It’s described as a cathartic action movie where the bad guys who steal from the rich and give to the poor are the heroic incarnation of vigilante justice.

Ha Jung-woo plays the leader of the ragtag band of thieves, and Kang Dong-won plays the nobleman with the best martial arts skills in the land who chases him down. His character should be an interesting bad guy (er, antagonist, since I guess in this movie the bad guys are good and the good guys are bad) since he’s also an illegitimate son and treated like a second-class citizen because of his birthright. I just love both actors so much, and can’t wait for the showdown. Co-starring are Lee Sung-min (Miss Korea), Jo Jin-woong (To the Grave), Ma Dong-seok (Killer), Yoon Ji-hye (Ghost), Jung Man-seok (To the Grave), and Kim Sung-kyun (Answer Me 1994).

Band of Thieves is planning for a summer 2014 release. Seriously. You’re killing me here.

Via SBS E!

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Now how come drama posters can't be like that? More gritty, more intense. Instead of the same pout or cheesy smile.

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I dunno this posted kinda makes it look like the horse's ass is KDW's..

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH omg now i can't see it any other way

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Kang Dong Won as a centaur...let's think about that. XD

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Wow, I love them. Now I'm looking forward to the movie even more!

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It looks awesome !!! can't wait to watch Kang Dong Won comeback movie :)

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Can't wait! KDW good or evil! I'll take it!!

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I absolutely agree. I just wrote a letter to my best friend, wondering, "Where on earth has Kang Dong Won gone?"

I am so glad that he was working on something… and this looks fantastic.

I will be watching this.

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Kang Don Won is actually working on three projects/movies right now :D
Band Of Thieves will probably be the one to hit theaters first; but he's also confirmed for The X and another movie.

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Same. I'll watch anything with him, he always picks interesting projects and always delivers.

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Ha Jungwoo.... my goodness been patiently waiting.... Thank you!!!

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I thought I would be the only one to watch it for HJW of the people here... Thank you, seriously.

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Since this is the fading years of the Joseon era, what they need to include is an undercover American traveler, reasonably well-educated but completely baffled by Korean culture, knowing it only from the scary stories of fellow Americans involved in foreign wars and diplomatic squabbles, trying to gain a greater understanding of the people by listening to them tell stories about themselves.

I could write the English dialogue for the part easily and am available as a guest star for the price of a KAL ticket, in case there are no Australian tourists to hire as extras.

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kang dongwan? definitely a must. wish he's do a drama as well though :(

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It's Kang Dong WON ;)

And he doesn't do drama anymore, he said so himself a lot of times in interviews.

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Smart choice. The quality of dramas has gone down so very low. He should stick to movies.

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100% support his choice. He should do what makes him the happiest and what he enjoys. Plus, much easier to pick quality films than quality dramas, especially for someone like him who can be as choosy as he wants.

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At last some news about this movie,waited like forever from the first time it was said he'll be the evil guy...such an awesome cast,soooo waitng to see him again in a evil role after Hunters
I know he said so many times he won't comeback to the small screen,i guess after the taste of movie land the many crazy plots from dramaland aren't his taste...still i would have loved him to play again a rom-com or a action drama but oh well

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Hair maketh a man ;)

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The stills thus far look amazing, love it.

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SO EXCITED.

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Why is this taking so long to be released in theater??? JULY?! JULYYYYYYYYYYY!! It's such a long time.

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This remind me, I still haven't watch the terror live.. ermmm...

I'll watch anything with Ha Jung Woo tbh and I'm super excited for this since Kang Dong Won in it too.

p/s: not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good, you know~ :p

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Kang Dong Won! My first Korean man crush. Will definitely put this on my to watch list.

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I'm just wondering, exactly how many movies does Ha Jung-woo work per year ?

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437

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Ha Jung-woo AND Kang Dong-won?

GIMME!!!

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Yay!!!!!
a sajeuk!!!!!
Enough said.

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ha jung woo blew me away in the chaser and kang dong won stole and broke my heart at the same damn time in maunday thrusday!! two fine men that i am seriously looking forward to together. days like this make me me feel like i am missing out . all these fine korean men and here i am stuck in a small town in england. i need to freaking visit there asap. wait for me boys!!!! lmao :D

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Wait, wait. Has HJW done a saguek?
...checking Hancinema...
Nope. This is his first.

I love this man with all of my stuff. Love him.
Need to go watch My Dear Enemy for the 437th time...

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Yeayyyyy!!! Uri Dong Won Oppa finally comeback!!
I'm so excited!!

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