Kim Myung-min cast as president in disaster film
Normally I find presidents to be the least interesting characters in disaster movies — the scientists usually do the heavy lifting, while politicians panic and then give speeches — but it’s a totally different story if you cast Kim Myung-min (A New Leaf, King of Dramas) in the role. I can see him being a young, charismatic president who leads a country through a crisis. Then again, he’s Kim Myung-min, so I’ll just be buying whatever he’s selling.
The new movie is called Pandora, and comes from writer-director Park Jung-woo. Kim Myung-min starred in his 2012 disaster movie Deranged, about a creepy contagion that made people drown themselves in water, leading to a Han River full of corpses. Kim Myung-min has reportedly agreed to the disaster-film reunion, and is working out contract details.
The new movie centers around a nuclear power plant that puts the entire country at risk when something happens to endanger it. We’re not told what, but I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the danger has “nuclear reactor” and “meltdown” in the description. Much like Deranged, the director plans to tell the story through various characters dealing with the crisis in their own ways, this time all the way from the president to the workers at the plant.
Kim Myung-min is currently shooting his Detective K sequel, and Pandora plans to finish casting and enter production by the end of the year, for a release in 2015.
Via Star News
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