Detective K returns to catch a vampire serial killer
Lee Min-ki, Kim Ji-won
Oh, this sounds fun! Kim Myung-min (Proof of Innocence) and Oh Dal-soo (Master) are coming back in a new installment of the Detective K series. This will be the third film to feature Kim Myung-min’s Sherlock to Oh Dal-soo’s Watson, with the first chapter, Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow, having released back in 2011.
This time around, the brilliant-but-hapless Detective K will embark on a mission to catch a serial killer who mysteriously drains the blood from all of his victims. He’ll be joined by his trusty sidekick, played by the always fantastic Oh Dal-soo, who keeps him from getting into (too) much trouble as he traipses around to solve the case. Both actors have stated that they’re grateful and excited to be given another chance to romp around as the Joseon-era sleuth and his right-hand man, and how nice it was to be able to work with a familiar cast and crew for the third time.
We’ve also got two new actors for the upcoming crime comedy sageuk: Kim Ji-won (Fight My Way) and Lee Min-ki (Shoot My Heart) have both confirmed roles in the latest Detective K film. In the first two films, the main female characters played by Han Ji-min and Lee Yeon-hee were both femme fatales, but it looks like the production is taking a different route this time since Kim Ji-won will be playing an amnesiac who assists our hero in his crime-solving adventures. On the other hand, Lee Min-ki, whose participation is described as more of a special appearance, will have a central role in the main mystery as the “Black Robe,” which sounds ominous and decidedly villain-like.
That’s one solid lineup, and while I don’t usually love sequels, Detective K sounds like a premise that could easily go on for any number of films, as long as there are interesting cases for Kim Myung-min and his ridiculous mustache to tackle. I’m also eager to see Kim Ji-won in her first sageuk, though Detective K is far from your average, run-of-the-mill historical film.
Filming for the third Detective K film will start next month, so we can expect a release date of early to mid-2018.
Via Xports News
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- Lee Byung-heon, Kang Dong-won face off for Kim Woo-bin’s loyalty in Master
- Six Flying Dragons: Episode 1
- Lee Min-ki and Yeo Jin-gu escape the asylum in Shoot My Heart
- Kim Myung-min takes on a new case as Joseon’s greatest detective
- Detective K comes back for second round