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Jo Jung-seok out for Hyun Bin’s blood in The King’s Wrath

Woohoo, this should make for a fun face-off. Here’s the full trailer, posters, and stills for spring’s blockbuster sageuk The King’s Wrath, starring Hyun Bin in his army comeback as King Jeongjo of Joseon. The trailer looks pretty damn spiffy, and the action a cut above. I have high hopes for director Lee Jae-kyu (The King 2 Hearts, Beethoven Virus) in his big screen debut, and so far the trailers don’t disappoint. Let’s just hope the rest of the movie’s even better.

I’m loving Jo Jung-seok’s turn as the villain, after establishing himself as such a comic scene-stealer in role after role. He plays Joseon’s deadliest assassin, hired to kill Jeongjo in the first year of his reign as king. The story takes place over 24 hours, during which time an assassination plot unfolds and both sides have only one fateful night in which to kill or be killed. It uses a real-life assassination attempt on Jeongjo as inspiration for the fusion, action-packed retelling.

The ensemble cast features Jung Jae-young (Plan Man) as the king’s sole trusted confidante, called the king’s shadow. Han Ji-min (Plan Man) plays Queen Jeongsun, an ambitious queen consort (to King Yeongjo) who dislikes sharing her power, while Kim Sung-ryung (Heirs) plays the queen mother who’s desperate to save her son.

Expectations are high for this to be the next Face Reader or Gwanghae, which means it’ll have to come out of the gate blazing. But if there’s any box office trend that won’t slow down anytime soon, it’s the blockbuster sageuk; if you build it, they will come.

The King’s Wrath opens April 30.

Via Sports Chosun

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Jo Jung Seok, i am sooooo rooting for you in this movie!

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Looks awesome!

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I'm not a big fan of the historical dramas, but this looks exciting!

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Hyun Binnnnnnnnnn. Need him in rom-com drama, please!!!

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Binnie!!! Need him in a drama, any drama!

Have only seen him in 1 fan-meeting (post-army) and CFs on TV, which act as teasers. It's been such a long time!

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Hope to see it in the theatre like Gwanghae and Face Reader. This movie is full of talented veteran actors, I'm so so excited.

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Hyun Bin is such a great actor!
But he needs to gain some weight... I am actually worried about him!

And I just adore Jo Jung Seok. it will be interesting to see him in a different type of role. It will show if he is capable to act out one character trait or a real talent (I am guessing the latter, though...)

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Right! What's with the starvation look?

All the actors' faces in the trailer look too gaunt! let's hope it is just heavily post production altered.

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thats because they have to crammed up 6 months of filming in China (if i'm not mistaken).....

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ooooh, this looks good. And so do all the actors - not just Binnie, there's Jo Jong-seok turning his usual niceness to srs business intensity, Han Ji-min ditching the 'pure and sweet' image to assume a self-containment and gravitas I've never seen in her before....hell even Kim Sung-ryung looks different from usual, and she's played desperate and sad moms a lot!

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Looking forward to Han Ji-min playing the villain Queen Jungsoon, King Jeongjo's grandmother and enemy. Total opposite of her role as King Jeongio's love in Yisan. I love Kim Sung-ryung but I kept thinking about Kyun Mi Ri as King Jeongio's mother.

Jung Jae-Young is an amazing movie actor. He is pretty much like my favorite guy, Park Hae‑il. No hope of ever seeing them in dramaland.

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OMG, Kiara, I was totally thinking that!!! I can't see Han Ji Min as anyone else but Song Yeon from Yi San!! This is gonna be the bomb!~~

And HYUN BIN!~~ OMG, he looks better in sagueks than expected!~~ >u< haha lol

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Kyun Miri is one of my favourite sageuk actresses, ever. I only discovered her relatively late in my kdrama life, but she can be SO GOOD. Though after heirs, I think Kim Sung-ryung may have the stuff, too.

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Kyun Miri the original Dong Yi back in 1988. The queen of sageuks imo. Lee Yoo-bi is just as natural in her first sageuk.

I love Kim Sung-ryung in Ja Myung Go, so breathtakingly beautiful.Thanks to her I found "Age of Warriors" , one of my favorite old school sageuk.
Yea they are both awesome in sageuks but I'll give Miri the edge as one of the best villain I've seen in dramaland.

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I'm so excited for this movie. *_*
Just less then a month away now! :D

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Jo Jung Suk and Hyun Bin ♥ ♥

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Tough guys . . . hot chicks . . . no old guys sitting around talking politics . . . tough chicks . . . hot guys . . . something for everyone here.

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PD Leeeeeee!!! Is it only me who scream his name? lol. Well, I am waiting this film because of PD Lee only. I like his tk2h. Damo has also been well received. So, May, please come soon!

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Am I the only one who thinks Han Ji Min looks a lot like Han Hyo Joo? I'm having Han Hyo Joo withdrawal $.

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yah..actually they have resemblance in some angle.

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I totally did a double take and she still looked like HHJ in Masquerade or Dong Yi. So much resemblance!

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I really thought it was her for a second , but when she spoke i cameback to my senses ! having HHJ withdrawal .. I am going to watch her on RM xD

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that's a mighty generous beard Hyun Bin is sporting. almost too generous.

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This looks really good. I'm excited to see it, and to see it's box office performance. Hyun Bin's comeback better be awesome!

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I need to see Hyun Bin's dimples!!!!!

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Amazing cast.

This should be worth a watch.

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yoohoooo jeung-seok... need any help to comb your hair? come to me, i'm over here honeeey!

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I LOVE Jo Jung-seok. He's one of the better, more skilled, and more entertaining actors I've come across in my four years of K-drama watching. I just wish he'd do another drama, so I can enjoy him weekly, instead of having to wait MONTHS or YEARS to see his movies, which are not as readily available to me. I still haven't seen Architecture 101 or The Face Reader. Anyone know where I can see them?

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Well, there are certain... sources... *cough*
Meaning: You can download both of them as torrents.
Legally? No idea.
Although I actually bought the Face Reader DVD (was something about 30€, I think, and the fancy Special Edition), which has English subtitles :)

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i know where you can watch both lol ( they are both seriously amazing btw) like serious treasures. but not sure telling you here would be the best idea. that's all i got hahha

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Masquerade is available on Amazon Instant Video and NetFlix, Face Reader is available on NetFlix. Both are available on DVD and BluRay, although you may end up tweaking the regions a bit to get them to work. Those are your _legal_ options in the US. Ahem.

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oops, forgot - Architecture 101 is also available on BluRay and DVD. As far as I know, it's not available on NetFlix.

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Hello there Park Sun Woong... okthxbye..

btw, JB/GF can you girls post PSW latest magazine picture. Ahjussi over flower.. :)

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SO. COOL. wish I could go see it :(

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This might be random but I LOVE to see Korean trailers with Korean subs. That helps a great deal in learning the language, especially in sageuks, though I've seen it in music shows, with the lyrics inserted "live" during the performance.

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A good ensemble cast and really looking forward for Han Ji-min's performance the most. What I really like from blockbuster sageuk's promotional material is that their stills are just so gorgeousss. Hope that they have created a better poster though, one that does not resemble every Drama Posters out there.

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Same, mainly because she is playing the villain here.

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Gosh, I can't wait for this!
You better be good movie! And especially your action scenes! I have high expectations here...

Speaking of expectations: Could we please have JJS not dying...? Please......?
But he totally will, won't he? T^T
(I already came to that conclusion even _before_ I remembered who directed the movie... *sigh*)

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LOL! I forgot that JJS was in a drama directed by the director of this movie. Hum... He is trying to kill the king though, would letting him live be a good decision?

And I am still regretting his death in TK2Hs. though I LOVED his video message and confession. So moving...

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You're telling me... his death in that previous role is actually one of the reasons (scratch that... THE reason) why I am incredibly gun-shy about watching dramas as they air. Heck, I watched I Need Romance 3 live with some trepidation.

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Hyun Bin my love, I missed you so much... I'm so happy that he's back.
I can't wait to see this movie. And I hope his next project is a rom-com. Please pretty please!!!!!

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i feel like more people need to be excited for hyun bin. it's freaking hyun bin people. how is it in korea. i know won bin is like on some level but is hyun bin considered to be on the same level because i feel like not a lot of people talk about hyun bins amazingness. just a intl fan a little curious.

and i finally see my man in something new and he's supporting a beard and tash. ahh, such is life. i love you anyway and always my one true bias!!! lmaooo :D

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omg...Binnie!! I love you! He looks amazing! This entire movie looks awesome!

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This movie looks and probably will be incredible! Amazing casts. ? Can't wait to see it. Especially Hyun bin. It's been soooo long since his last project. ? I had hopes that he would have gain some weight especially in his face but he still too skinny. ?

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It took me a few seconds to recognize hyunbin..wow.
movie looks exciting...can't wait. & I just love kim sung-ryung.

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Hyun Bin looks so different here with the moustache. He looks manly! And Han Ji Min is so pretty here. I guess Jeongjo is my favorite Joseon king 'cause he looked smart and wise unlike other puppet kings

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I'll watch it and hope it's a good as Masquerade with BhL and WotA with HiP.

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hyung bin's baby still show behind that beard lol. jo jung seok is just an amazing person with amazing talents. looking forward to this movie.

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It was very open-minded of them to include an Irish leprechaun in a Korean movie, particularly considering the period.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d4/LepPotofGore.jpg

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I expect death, torture, suffering all of which I hate.

But what to do, with those 2 in there, I HAVE to watch it.

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Looks like a wonderful cast of veteran actors. Jo Jung Seok is such a scene stealer! I'm sure he'll be great in this one too. Love well made sageuks, so look forward to seeing it.

So glad Hyun Bin is back!

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HYUN BIN. JO JUNG SUK. HAN JI MIN.

PERFECT CAST!

I cannot retain excitement.

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As long as it's not 200 episodes I'll be watching this. (I'm currently going through sageuk withdrawal.)

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It's a movie not a drama :).

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Can't wait for this movie. Jo Jung Suk awesome!

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It's been four long years Binnie. FOUR LONG YEARS! Why did you make us wait so long? And for a movie most of us foreigners won't be able to easily access. Yes, I'm pouting!
You must have a but load of money to be so cavalier about working. Just sayin'...Hurry and film a drama already, preferably a rom-com.

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Silly me! I knew face reader was awesome but I didnt know it had the numbers to back it up! Over 9M ticket sales, bloody impressive! I guess that's LJS's only hit movie seeing as I havent heard people raving as much about his other movies. Cant be too bothered i suppose, all his dramas have been hits so far!

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I hope Jo Jae Hyun's role is awesome. Really.

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