Yoon-ah, Yoo Hae-jin to join Hyun Bin in action thriller
Hyun Bin’s (Fatal Encounter) new action thriller Alliance has cast his co-stars, with Yoon-ah (Prime Minister and I) confirmed to join and Yoo Hae-jin (Veteran) currently considering. I’m excited to see Hyun Bin in another intense movie and Yoo Hae-jin has a ton of entertaining projects under his belt — I have no feelings about Yoon-ah, who is neither a draw for me nor a detractor — so I’m intrigued by the sounds of this match-up.
The movie centers around the formation of the first joint North-South undercover investigative unit, and Hyun Bin was the first to be cast a couple months ago as a North Korean detective. Yoo Hae-jin’s character is also a North Korean detective, but the relationship between the men is described as a “fierce action showdown,” so something tells me there’s plenty of conflict within the team. Maybe a jostling for authority? Personal discord? Disagreement over who’s the bigger badass?
Yoon-ah’s character plays Yoo Hae-jin’s sister-in-law (the younger sister of his wife), though not much else is given about her role in the film. (I’m going to guess there’s a romance with Hyun Bin, just because it seems like the obvious thing to do with the casting, but that’s just speculation.) They’ll all be taking on North Korean accents for the movie, which is always quite the challenge; North Korean accents can be tricky, and Korean audiences are often pretty critical of imperfect ones. But it’ll earn ’em praise if they pull it off credibly.
Alliance comes from producer Yoon Je-kyun, who directed the massive box-office hit Ode to My Father, which was his second film to top 10 million ticket sales — Haeundae drew 11.32 million, while Ode took in 14.26 million. With that kind of success, I can see why ambitions are high for this film, which boasts a production budget of 10 billion won. It’s written by My Little Hero’s Kim Sung-hoon, and will begin filming in early 2016.
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