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JIN Seon-kyu Joins Space Drama VICTORY SHIP

SONG Joong-ki and KIM Tae-ri Also in Talks for Roles


Source : KoBiz





Following a string of major hits, character actor JIN Seon-kyu has signed on to appear in the upcoming space-set blockbuster Victory Ship(translated title), which will be the comeback project of A Werewolf Boy (2012) director JO Sung-hee.
With a reported budget of KRW 20 billion (USD 17.6 million), JO’s ambitious new work is drawing a lot of attention in the industry as it seeks to introduce the space drama genre to the Korean film market. Also boosting the curiosity factor is the potential casting of JO’s A Werewolf Boystar SONG Joong-ki and The Handmaiden (2016) lead KIM Tae-ri, both of whom have been approached but have yet to officially sign.

JIN has been active on the big screen ever since KIM Jee-woon’s The Good, The Bad, And The Weird (2008), but after dozen of small roles he got his major break acting alongside Don LEE (aka MA Dong-seok) in the surprise hit THE OUTLAWS (2017), which earned him major acclaim within the industry. After another thriller hit last year with Dark Figure of Crime (2018), his reputation among the public was sealed forever in early 2019 as one of main cast members of the crime comedy Extreme Job, which became the second most successful Korean film of all time with over 16 million tickets sold.


Victory Ship, which is being financed by the new film investor Merry Christmas, is currently in pre-production and is eyeing a production start date in the second half of the year.

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[April 15, 2019]


'Arthdal Chronicles' to explore fabled, first monarchy on Korean Peninsula [VIDEO]


By Dong Sun-hwa, Park Si-soo 

Forget Song Joong-ki being stylishly outfitted in "Descents of the Sun" and Jang Dong-gun in gentle tuxedo in "A Gentleman's Dignity." 

They will appear in ragged animal skins, barefooted and dirt-coated from head to toe in cable network tvN's big budget (40 billion won) drama "Arthdal Chronicles." 

Their stunning transformation came to light on Friday through the drama's 15-second teaser video. 

Watch the teaser: bit.ly/2KznpZA

The clip starts with a narration: "Here is the place where everything begins." It shows Song and Jang competing or partnering in a ruthless race to take the helm of fabled ancient kingdom Arthdal, portrayed in the drama as the first monarchy on the Korean Peninsula. 

While Song plays "Eun-seom," a cursed child who later takes control of Arthdal, Jang plays "Ta-gon," an ambitious war hero and rival of Eun-seom. Actress Kim Ji-won plays "Tan-ya," an unblessed woman who becomes the kingdom's first female politician. 

The first episode of the 18-episode drama will be aired in June.




Meanwhile, the drama's producer has come under fire for its exorbitantly long shooting time that way exceeded the 68-hours-a-week legal limit. 

Studio Dragon reportedly forced shooting crews to work more than 151 hours in seven days (Feb. 27-March 5) in Brunei, a blatant violation of the Labor Standard Act laying the ground for the upper ceiling for weekly working hours. 

Some crew recently filed a complaint with the labor ministry, calling for an investigation into what they called "unfair" working conditions. 

The production company said it "had strived to improve working conditions."

Source : KoreaTimes

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