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Han Seok-kyu takes on The Tooth and the Nail

Veteran Hallyu star Han Seok-kyu (Paparotti) is taking on the upcoming movie The Tooth and the Nail, based on the 1955 Bill Ballinger suspense novel of the same name. The now hard-to-find tome was considered a masterfully crafted example of the mystery genre in its time, and was unique in that it alternated chapters in different voices (first and third person) until the conclusion, when the two different narratives melded together and tied up the plot. Fun fact: at the time, the book was sold sealed, and couldn’t be returned if one had already opened and read the ending.

The actor is said to have decided on the project because he took a liking to the script, about a magician who meets a woman, gets married, and is on his way towards living a relatively normal life, until life decides to throw him some serious curveballs. When the conjurer’s butler/driver disappears, traces of his incinerated corpse are found at the magician’s home, and amongst the ashes, the driver’s tooth and nail are also discovered. The mystery builds from there — and my curiosity is piqued. The book sounds like a good read and I’m tempted to track it down.

The Tooth and the Nail will be directed by Jeong Shik (one of the directors of the omnibus picture Epitaph) and is garnering interest due to the Ballinger story the plot pays homage to. Once production has cast the female lead and supporting cast, the movie will begin filming in the latter half of the year.

Via StarNews

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Thank you Dramabeans.

Will be looking forward to it.

Anything really with Han Seok-Kyu is not to be missed

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My curiosity, it is piqued. I definitely want to see this. I'd love to read the novel, if I could find an English translation.

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oh you...you!

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It's interesting that they're making a Korean movie based on an apparently obscure English-language book.

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Woah. This could be really cool if the writers find a way to stay true to the alternating voices of the chapters in the book. Love the history surrounding the mystery novel, especially the part about it being sealed and not returnable if the ending is read. It makes the idea of reading it even more riveting. Now to decide whether to read the book or wait for the movie. Either way I'll be spoiling the other...tough choices...

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Wow just read the synopsis of the book and it definitely sounds pretty intriguing:

"He was a magician- a maker of miracles, a prestidigitator, an illusionist like Houdini or Thurston. He had been a good magician, but because he died too soon he never became really famous like them. However, he accomplished something that neither of these men ever attempted.
First, he avenged murder.
Secondly, he committed murder.
Thirdly, he was murdered in the attempt."

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Wow, the magician and mystery. I really like murder mystery story because it involves open mind n investigation. Definitely check this when it's out.

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