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Hyun Bin has finally decided on his comeback project!
He’s been carefully looking over various scripts since his discharge
from the army, and he has chosen a historical movie for his comeback.
His label revealed, “Hyun Bin has been cast as the lead character Jung Jo in the movie ‘King’s Wrath‘.” This will be Hyun Bin’s first ever role in a historical drama.
The movie is set during the Chosun Dynasty, and he’ll be playing Jung
Jo, the ‘unfortunate king’. Jung Jo witnesses his father’s death after
orders by his grandfather, and it tells the story of Jung Jo fighting to
keep his right to rule as king. The movie is slated to be released in
Actor Hyun Bin
returned from his military duty back in December of '12 but hasn't
released any news on his next acting move until now. Fans of the
insanely popular star have been counting down the days for the "My Name
is Kim Sam Soon" and “Secret Garden” star to make a return to the big
screen and it looks like the superstar is finally gearing up to make his
long-awaited cinematic comeback.
In his return, via the silver screen, Hyun Bin will be collaborating
with director Lee Jae Gyu on his first directorial film debut called
"King's Wrath." The film takes place during the Chosun dynasty era
where Hyun Bun will play the role of King Jungjo. "King's Wrath" is the
first sagaeuk film Hyun Bin has ever taken on, and I'm sure it won't be
Hyun Bin recently held a press conference in Singapore where he
opened up about his unexpected success with "Secret Garden," how he fell
in love with acting, and what he would do if he wasn't an actor.
KpopStarz was fortunate to be part of the press conference and is bringing you some of Hyun Bin’s thoughts during the session.
Check out some translated snippets below:
On the similarities and differences between himself and the "Secret Garden" character:
Hyun Bin: I am not that insensitive or selfish
like the character in "Secret Garden". Like in terms of probably
relationship with other people, (like the character) I tend to care for
the one I love.
On wanting to become an actor:
Hyun Bin: I took up the dream of acting when I
studied theatre in my high school and that's when I started having the
dream of being an actor. And that's when I went on to study acting in my
uni and that's how it started.
On what he would do if he wasn't a superstar:
Hyun Bin: Before I took on the dream to be an
actor, I honestly wanted to go to the police university. So I would
probably be a policeman...
On the most difficult scene he's ever done:
Hyun Bin: There was this movie called "I'm
Happy," which I think I was involved in, in 2007 or 2008. In terms of
understanding the character, I reflected a lot on myself, and it took a
lot of time thinking about the movie and the character; it was
definitely the most difficult role for me to play.
In the same press conference, Hyun Bin has hinted on his final
selection for his comeback film. He says, “I think you will be seeing
me soon. This character will probably involve me having two characters,
something like bipolar.” In a much later instance during the press
conference in Singapore, he revealed that the choice was narrowed down
to this particular character.
Looks like Hyun Bin is up for a challenge in his next project. As
reported, his next movie is set to premiere in early 2014. You can catch
the Hallyu star making his rounds on his "First Asia Fan Meeting Tour."
Writer: Ellie L | Reporter: Ong Melin
is making his acting comeback with the new film "King's Wrath." The
period drama will be directed by Lee Jae Gyu and is Hyun Bin's first
The "Secret Garden" actor has been serving his military duty in South
Korea forcing him to place his acting career on hold. Hyun Bin was
discharged in December 2012 and fans have been waiting on the edge of
their seats for his acting comeback.
Dramafever.com says, "Hyun Bin has been cast to play King Jeongjo,
the 22nd ruler of the Joseon dynasty who has the misfortune of watching
his father die by his grandfather's orders. The synopsis reveals that
the story follows King Jeongjo's efforts to protect his power from the
conflict of Noron and Soron."
Fans of Hyun Bin left comments on various websites exclaiming their excitement at his return.
Username Teryn says, "Yay! I feel like it's been so long."
"Nice! It would be awesome if Ha Ji Won was the main female lead, but that would be asking too much," posted username Aznjen96.
KdramaAddict writes, "So looking forward to see him in a period drama."
"That man, I've missed him like crazy," says RockPaperScissors.
The "King's Wrath" is scheduled for release in 2014.
Actor Hyun Bin has chosen The King’s Wrath (directed by Lee Jae Gyu, Choicecut Pictures) as his first movie after being discharged from the military.
Yeongnin (The King’s Wrath) is a historical drama dealing with the period of political chaos during the conflict between the Old Learning (Noron) and the Young Learning (Soron) in the Joseon Dynasty.
There have been many TV series and movies dealing with the life of
King Jeongjo. However, Hyun Bin is going to differentiate his character
from the earlier portrayals, giving it a tough and charismatic
personality. The movie is highly anticipated because it is the first
time for Hyun Bin to attempt acting in a period piece.
The meaning of title, Yeongnin, implies “rubbing
the scales on the dragon’s neck the wrong way,” which stands for the
king’s wrath. It implicitly shows Jeonjo’s determination not to allow
his royal authority to be undermined in the conflict between the and the Young Learning.
The director, Lee Jae Gye, who directed such TV series as Damo, Beethoven Virus, and The King Two hearts, is making his debut as a movie director.
In Singapore two weeks ago as part of his first Asia Fan Meet Tour, Hyun Bin
met fans at an open press conference in Bugis+ shopping mall. This is
not the actor’s first time in Singapore as he previously filmed part of
the Korean drama ‘The World They Live In’ here.
Having been released from military duty just last year, questions
about his military service were aplenty. When asked if he has ever been
approached by other soldiers for autographs and photos, he maintained
that his superiors were given strict orders to treat him like any other
soldier and he is very thankful for that. However, as a consequence of
his military stint, he has received feedback from photographers that his
eyes are too intense and he looks too fierce during photoshoots. His
body has been conditioned to be in that state for the past two years and
he hopes his body will adjust itself soon.
Ask him about his appeal and his cheeky reply is, “I don’t know… What
do you all like about me?” Ask him to act cute and he gives a pained
expression as he explains how he has received requests to show a
different side of him for fans and has tried to learn things like ‘Gwiyomi Player’ but he does not think it suits him. However, he still acceded to the host’s request to do a victory pose, exciting the fans.
Many of the questions asked during the press conference were related to his role as Kim Joo Won in Secret Garden,
where he plays a rich heir with selective amnesia. Comparing himself to
his character in the drama, he said that they are similar in that both
of them care a lot about their loved ones but he said that he is not as
insensitive and selfish as his character in the drama.
On the topic of love, Hyun Bin does not believe in grand romantic
gestures and has never done a huge event for anyone before. Instead, he
takes note of the things that his loved one is interested in and will
gift that to the person during special occasions.
Acting was not Hyun Bin’s first career choice. His initial plan was
to go to the Police Academy and become a policeman. However, he
participated in a theatrical play in high school which was how his
interest began and he decided to further his studies in order to become
His most challenging role to date was his role in the movie ‘I’m Happy’
where he found a lot of difficulties understanding his character and
hence spent a lot of time just trying to comprehend his character in
order to portray him accurately. For his next role, he hopes to portray a
character with a dual-personality. He also hopes to act with someone he
has not previously worked with. As for doing production work such as
directing, Hyun Bin has no plans yet to explore that career path because
he is currently an actor and he wants to focus himself wholeheartedly
on his job.
Known to be a perfectionist, Hyun Bin rates himself only a 30% and
said he is working hard on the other 70%. Catch Hyun Bin in his next
film, ‘The King’s Wrath’ which begins filming this August.
Much thanks to FaithND Entertainment for extending the event invite to (x)clusive.
Hyun Bin’s army comeback project has finally started
casting other people, which is a relief. I know we missed him and all,
but my love does not extend to one-man plays. The Joseon-era sageuk is
called The King’s Wrath,
and stars Hyun Bin as King Jeong-jo, at the height of political discord
during his reign in the late 18th century. Hot-streak star Jo Jung-seok (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin) and go-to movie badass Jung Jae-young (I Am a Murderer) have joined the cast as a pair of assassins sent to kill the king.
It sounds like more of an action thriller than I was expecting, which
is just fine by me. I’d rather see the king fight off assassins than
give good speeches, though I fully expect some of those as well. Jung
Jae-young plays a killer who goes undercover in the palace in order to
get close to the king, but when he gets to know him, Jeong-jo actually
inspires him so much that he starts to waver in his mission. That’s a
really interesting conflict, and I already love the potential
assassin-turned-loyal-soldier bromantic explosion waiting to happen.
It’s not a surprising turn, given that this is PD Lee Jae-kyu’s big screen debut, he of The King 2 Hearts’
heartwarming and soul-tugging king-and-soldier friendship (between Lee
Seung-gi and Jo Jung-seok). I’m excited about his first film, and now
more so because of the setup. Jo Jung-seok will be reuniting with the
director, but this time he’ll be playing the other assassin — the badass mofo who’s trained for nothing but killing. But… look at that face. Is that the face of a killer?
So with one assassin’s loyalty wavering and another sent in Terminator-style, the king will have to decide whom to trust. Jung Eun-chae (Nobody’s Daughter Hae-woo)
has also signed on to play an assassin’s first love. We don’t know
which one, and I kind of hope it stays a mystery, if the romance has
anything to do with the king’s survival.
The King’s Wrath starts shooting in August for a 2014 release.
Via Sports Hankook, Star News
Jo Jeong-seok, Park Seong-woong and Jeong Eun-chae have been cast for the movie "The King's Wrath".
"The King's Wrath" is a movie about one who wants to kill, to save and to live.
Hyeon Bin takes on the roles of the king, Jeong Jae-yeong as Gap-soo and now Jo Jeong-seok, Park Seong-woong and Jeong Eun-chae.
Jo Jeong-seok takes on the role of Eul-soo, a killer born and raised. He is one who is assigned with the assassination of Jeong Jo the king.
Park Seong-woong takes on the role of captain Hong Gook-yeong. He is about to put on a totally different image from the movie "A New World".
Jeong Eun-chae takes on the role of Wol-hye, a palace maid who takes care of the king's costume.
Meanwhile, "The King's Wrath" will start filming later this year.
Actress Kim Sung Ryung who found herself cast in the spotlight last year with her flawless acting and beauty through SBS TV dramas ‘The Chaser’ and ‘Yawang’, has confirmed her participation in upcoming South Korean movie ‘The King’s Wrath’.
‘The King’s Wrath’ revolves a group of people that wants to assassinate King Jeongjo, and another group of people that would willingly die to protect him. Kim Sung Ryung will be playing the role of Lady Hyegyeong in the movie.
Lady Hyegyeong is the wife of the late Crown Prince Sado, and the mother of Jeongjo (Hyun Bin). She goes through great lengths to push Jeongjo to the throne as king while enduring humiliation and threats, and is a strong motherly figure. This marks a return to the period genre for Kim Sung Ryung after a 3 year hiatus following her small role in 2010 movie ‘The Servant’.
At the same time, Kim Sung Ryung will also be filming for television drama ‘The Heirs’ (scheduled for broadcast in the latter half of 2013) and another movie called ‘Point Blank’. With so many productions lined up on her plate, Kim Sung Ryung is likely to become the most searched actress on the big and small screens in the coming months.
With ‘The King’s Wrath’ being Hyun Bin’s first comeback production since his discharge from the army, it will no doubt be a nice push for Kim Sung Ryung to rise to the top even quicker.
By: Lee Zhao Tam
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We finally have a leading lady for Hyun Bin’s long-awaited army comeback project, The King’s Wrath, where he’ll be playing King Jeongjo of Joseon. Han Ji-min’s name has been circling the casting stories for a little while as a maybe, but it looks like she’s signing on to star. It turns out not to be a romantic pairing though — I just assumed she’d be taking on a queen consort role, and thought it would be a retread of her days in Yi San (where she played King Jeongjo’s concubine Sung Ui-bin opposite Lee Seo-jin). But she’s actually playing an antagonist in the film: she’ll be the queen dowager, his step-grandmother and fierce political rival.
I know what you’re thinking: she don’t look like his grandma. But Queen Jeongsun, wife of Jeongjo’s grandfather King Yeongjo, was only seven years older than her step-grandson. She wielded a lot of power in the turbulent era in which Jeongjo took the throne, and even became the regent in his death; she was known for greatly opposing his political views. It’s nice to see her changing up her image to play the antagonist, especially since she’s already played a consort to the very same king in dramaland.
Han Ji-min will actually be having a movie reunion with her Plan Man co-star Jung Jae-young in this film, where he’s playing one half of an assassin duo sent to kill the king. Jo Jung-seok plays the other assassin, and they even have rhyming names. They go undercover to act as the king’s bodyguards, only in that time Jung Jae-young becomes convinced that Jeongjo is actually a good king, putting him in a royal pickle when it comes time to kill him.
It’ll be the big screen debut for PD Lee Jae-kyu of The King 2 Hearts, Damo, andBeethoven Virus, and the focus of the story will be on the king and the two men whose jobs are both to kill and protect him.
The King’s Wrath starts shooting in September for a 2014 release.
The upcoming historical film, "The King's Wrath" not only offers Han Ji Min a chance to play Hyun Bin's grandmother. It offers her a chance to play his deadliest political enemy.
Han Ji Min has signed on to be the queen dowager, Queen Jeongun, a role that will place her in direct opposition to Hyun Bin's character King Jeongjo.
Han Ji Min knows her way around that particular Joseon dynasty palace as she previously played Lady Seong, King Jeongjo's concubine, in the drama "Yi San: Wind of the Palace." This time around she will play King Jeongjo's step-grandmother, a woman who is only seven years older than the young king. The real-life Queen Jeongun was a powerful opponent of the king's political views.
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It will be Han Ji Min's first role in two years since she appeared in the film "Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow." Besides her work in period dramas, she is also known for her roles in "Cain and Abel, "Padam Padam" and the comedy "Rooftop Prince."
King Jeongjo is Hyun Bin's first role since returning from military duty and he is currently studying martial arts and horseback riding for the part. Hyun Bin is well known for his work in the dramas "My Lovely Kim Sam Soon," "Secret Garden" and "Worlds Within."
"The King's Wrath" focuses on the story of the Joseon dynasty ruler and the two men who plot to kill but also protect him. King Jeongjo's rule was threatened by endless political intrigues. His reign began with a dare. His grandfather sentenced his father, the Crown Prince, to death and King Jeongjo's rule began by his reminding everyone that he was that Crown Prince's son. King Jeongjo worked to restore the honor of his father's name. When he named his mother Queen Dowager, because she was widow of the crown prince, this threatened the position held by Queen Jeongun.
Actors Jung Jae Young and Jo Jung Suk will also appear in the film. They play assassins who plan to kill the king and pretend to be bodyguards to get closer to him. But one of them has a change of heart.
Actress Jung Eun Cha also appears in the movie as the first love of one of the assassins. She is known for her roles in the film "Nobody's Daughter Hae Won" and the drama "My Bittersweet Life."
Lee Jae Kyu, who directed the dramas "The King 2 Hearts," "Damo" and "Beethoven Virus" will direct. It will be his first film. Filming begins in September.
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So excited to see the movie! :D