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Su Ae considers sports movie about national women’s hockey team

Yay, Take Off (National Team) is getting a sequel! I love the original, a 2009 movie starring Ha Jung-woo as a ski-jumper who helps form a national team in the sport and takes a group of lovable misfits all the way to the Winter Olympics. It’s such a feel-good underdog sports movie that gets you in all the right ways, so I’m excited to hear that they’re finally making a sequel.

National Team 2 (or Take Off 2, if they’re keeping the first English title for the franchise) is going to stick with the Winter Olympics as its backdrop, but this time it’ll be about a women’s hockey team. Badass. They’re currently courting Su Ae (Mask) to headline, which seems like a huge departure for her — she’s a phenomenal actress who’s in her element in melodramas, but doesn’t exactly strike me as a bruiser on the ice.

She did play a brutal assassin spy on Athena though, so I know she’s capable of being athletic. I really enjoy any time she breaks from the traditional dramatic roles, so I hope she signs on. I can see the movie being a heartfelt, uplifting mix of Take Off and Korea/As One (another sports movie that made me cry), and maybe we can even get a little sprinkling of The Mighty Ducks in there for fun.

Directing is PD Kim Jong-hyun, of the badass cable miniseries Girl K and the Lee Beom-soo baseball movie Superstar Mr. Gam. Great, now I really want him to pair up with Su Ae for a Girl K-esque action thriller. Make it happen, people!

Su Ae is currently playing the hell out of two characters in SBS’s melodrama Mask, which will run until late July; National Team 2 plans to shoot later this year.

Via TV Report

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Yay.... I love her....
Technically, she has been in a Sport movie- one of my favorite, 9E2O...( time for a rewatch ?)

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Never saw Take Off but when I read the synopsis it made me think of Cool Runnings.

I just finished watching 9 End 2 Outs and thought she did a fantastic job in that. I could easily see her being a kickass hockey player.

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The national hockey-team forming element reminds me of a Bollywood movie called Chak De India (2007), which was actually great.

I'd love to see Su Ae in a hockey movie, if it's as rousing as that.

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I luv me some Soo Ae.

I am wary of sports movies and/or dramas though. It is so so hard to make it realistic.

Lack of realism is distracting and makes for bad feels. Its also not necessary most of the time (although it is hard to see in this case how they avoid making Soo Ae into a skater chick if her character is a skater chick).

also love GF <3

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My mind keeps boggling trying to imagine Su Ae as a tough, sweaty, jock. I want it to happen, but I can't quite picture it.

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It sounds much similar to the Bollywood movie "CHAK DE INDIA".

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I loved the original too.. Will be looking forward to this with Soo Ae especially... I hope one day they will also do one about figure skating.

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Woah that concept totally reminds me of Chak De India , could it be a remake?

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I thought she was confirmed already.
There were reports saying she was already learning how to play hockey. o__o

in any case, i really hope they stick with the comedy from the first movie - my entire family really enjoyed the movie. i loved every one in the first movie too. SUNG DONG IL (please come back! either as the coach or a cameo~)

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iiiiiii... my favourite sport! and so far I pretty much liked all korean sport movies that I've seen so far. :)

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LOVE her. And yeah she kicked ass and looked good doing it in Athena. I know it will take forever for this film to be available for us, but in the mean time National Team 1 with Ha jung-woo sounds like a winner.

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I only watched her in queen of ambition n now mask. started to love her, so talented and a beauty too..

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I also hope she takes it, she can do it.

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I would love to see more of Su Ae's acting. She is such a brilliant and talented actress. She does an outstanding job (co-starring Joo Ji Hoon) in MASK. Two thumbs up!!

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They're busy filming. My daughter-in-law's little sister has a bit part as one of the NK team members. She had to cut her long hair but was philosophical about it. She reports that 오달수 is a very nice, funny man.

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