Sequel in the works for blockbuster war movie Operation Chromite
Talks are already floating around about a sequel for the big-budget, yet-to-be-released war film Operation Chromite. Starring Liam Neeson (Taken 3) as American General Douglas MacArthur, Lee Jung-jae (Assassination) as South Korean military officer Jang Hak-soo, and Lee Beom-soo (Moorim School) as North Korean soldier Lim Gye-jin, this war film is about the events leading up to the Battle of Incheon, which was like the Invasion of Normandy for the Korean War.
Up until then, the North Koreans who initially had greater resources and men were in a more advantageous position, but the South Koreans decisively won against their opposition in the naval battle, and it proved to be a turning point in the war.
The sequel, tentatively titled Reclamation of Seoul, will be about the Second Battle of Seoul where the South Koreans finally recaptured their capital city after it had been taken over by the North Koreans during the first three days of the war. Casting for this sequel is yet to be complete. However, Neeson plans to reprise his role as General MacArthur, albeit in cameo form.
Both Operation Chromite and Reclamation of Seoul are being directed by Lee Jae-han who worked on 71: Into the Fire (starring Kwon Sang-woo and T.O.P.) which was also a movie about a particularly moving battle in the Korean War where 71 student soldiers bravely took a stand against the North Koreans and were killed.
Operation Chromite plans to premiere this July, and the sequel will start production in the latter half of this year. Production company Taewon Entertainment announced that it hopes to release Reclamation of Seoul in the winter of next year.
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