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Kundo2.jpgKundo: Age of the RampantAlternate Title: Band of ThievesHangul: 군도Romanization: GundoDirected by Yoon Jong-binWritten by Yoon Jong-bin
Produced by Han Jae-deokDistributed by Showbox/MediaplexBudget: US$7 million

An upcoming period action film starring Ha Jung-woo and Kang Dong-won, and written and directed by Yoon Jong-bin. Set in mid-19th century Joseon, it is about a power struggle between the unjust wealthy noblemen who run society and a group of righteous outlaws who steal from corrupt officials to give to the downtrodden and starving


PLOTThe year is 1859. The late Joseon dynasty was a period of social and economic unrest in Korea, and it was also a time of great tyranny. Due to continuous natural disasters and poor harvest, poverty, hunger and death are rampant. The aristocracy rule the country, and concerned only with their own wealth, they exploit and persecute the poor.
In these turbulent times, a band of fighters named Kundo rise against the authorities. They raid corrupt officials, then share their booty with the vulnerable and impoverished. While the king stands powerless against them, Kundo becomes a figure of fear to undeserving nobles, and a ray of hope in the lives of long-suffering citizens. The members of Kundo believe that their cause is more important than their own lives.
In an era when one's status is decided by birth, Dolmuchi was born to a poor butcher, while Jo-yoon, though born into a powerful and wealthy family, is illegitimate. The two men strike a dangerous deal and Dolmuchi loses his mother and sister as a result. He is trampled by Jo-yoon who commands absolute power in his oppressive world. Bringing together the men who are on the fringes of this dark society, Dolmuchi is accepted as a member of Kundo and opens his eyes to the world. He draws his sword out of its sheath and disperses the shadow cast on the poor and helpless. Then before him, the man who took away his family appears. Standing in front of Jo-yoon, Dolmuchi challenges his arch-enemy to a final duel

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TRIVIAThis is the fifth time Yong JongBin and Ha Jungwoo will be working in one film (with one having Yong PD have cameo role only)This is Kang Dongwon's first film gig after his release from mandatory Military service.Actor Ha Jung-Woo's first scene filmed for the movie takes place May 14, 2013 in Saemankum area, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea. After Ha Jung-Woo attended the 2013 (49th) PaekSang Arts Awards on May 9, 2013, he had his head shaved in preparation for filming.
Filming begin April 27, 2013 and finished November 1, 2013.
Actress Kim Min-Hee was originally cast to play female character Ma-Hyang, but dropped out of the project prior to filming. In her place, actress Yoon Ji-Hye plays the role of Ma-Hyang.

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2012.11.07 Kang Dong-won returns from army, eyes comeback project | Dramabeans2012.11.12 

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2012.12.16 Highcut Inteview Dec 2012 |  Hangukdrama
2012.12.17 Ha and Kang form Kundo Gang | FilmBizAsia 2012.12.17 Showbox picks up Yoon Jong-bin's Kundo | ScreenDaily2012.12.17 Kang Dong-won to stage comeback | Korea JoongAng Daily

2013.01.16 Kim Min-hee in "Band of Thieves" with Kang Dong-won? | Hancinema2013.01.16 Kim Min-hee joins Band of Thieves | Dramabeans2013.03.15 Ma Dong Seok's Kundo Cast Selfie *CAST PIC* | TVDaily2013.03.24 KUNDO: AGE OF RAMPANT |  Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum2013.04.03 Kim Min-hee refuses to star in "Band of Thieves" | Hancinema2013.04.11 "Band of Thieves" falls through with Choi Min-soo | Hancinema2013.04.22 
| Y-starnews2013.04.23 Ha Jung Woo and Kang Dong Won′s ′Band of Thieves′ Confirms Its Cast| Mwave2013.04.28 Jang Mangshik with Kundo Script *CAST PIC* | Joy News
2013.04.27 First day of Filming *TIMELINE* | Asiawiki2013.04.28 Jang Mangshik with Kundo Script *CAST PIC* | KookJe2013.04.30 Filming at CheoChamPanDaek, Hadong *TIMELINE* | Fizzykyle@KJW Thread2013.05.00 Kang DongWon with Martial Arts teacher | vananivanni@KDW thread2013.05.01 Filming at CheoChamPanDaek, Hadong *TIMELINE* | Fizzykyle@KJWThread2013.05.09 Ha jungWoo shaved his head for his role in the movie *TIMELINE* | Asiawiki2o13.05.06 Filming at Yongin *TIMELINE* | Fizzykyle@KJWThread2o13.05.07 Filming at Yongin *TIMELINE* | Fizzykyle@KJWThread2013.05.10 Ha Jeong-woo shaves his head, why? | Hancinema2013.05.13 Woo Don-gi cast for "Band of Thieves" | Hancinema2013.05.14 Ha Jungwoo's first scene filmed in Saemankum area, Jeollabuk-do *TIMELINE* | Asiawiki2013.05.16 Elle Korea's Kang Dong-Won, still charming as ever | hannios@KDW Thread2013.05.16 Kundo Shooting in Chayeoteoyo | Naver Blog2013.06.04 Child Extra Pics from the set of Kundo *BTS Pic* | Extra's Blog 2013.07.11 
 *VIDEO* | Y-starnews2013.07.18 Actor ha Jung Woo, who shaved his head *VIDEO*| Arirang 2013.10.00 High Cut Vol.112 Digital Edition | Oceanluv@KDW Thread2013.10.03 Kim Seong-gyoon reveals behind cuts of "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant| Hancinema2013.10.03 Kang Dong-won's absence | Hancinema2013.10.17 Kang Dong Won Is a Bad Boy in Tokyo for “High Cut” Magazine | Soompi2013.10.18 Kang Dong Won is a bad man for ‘HIGH CUT’ | kpopfighting2013.10.18 Kang Dong Won Is A Sporty Bad Boy In “High Cut” | Kdramastars2013.11.01 Last day of Filming *TIMELINE* | Asiawiki2013.12.11 The keyword for 2014 is 'historical movies' | Hancinema2013.12.13 Kang Dong-won's come back flick, "Band of Thieves" | Hancinema2013.12.14 Ha Jung Woo, Kang Dong Won Cast in 19th Century Joseon Period Movie, ‘Islands’ | Mwave2013.12.14 Ha Jung-woo, Gang Dong-won Cast in Period Action Pic | TenAsia2013.12.18 Ha Jung Woo (group) Interview | Hangul Celluloid2013.12.18 Starring Kang Dong-Won and Ha Jung-Woo | GetitK2013.12.18 Kundo Set Picture of cast *FanPost* | Blog 2013.12.21 Upcoming Korean movie "Band of Thieves" | Hancinema

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First posters and stills for Ha Jung-woo and Kang Dong-won’s action sageuk
by girlfriday | January 4, 2014 | 


Has it been forever that they’ve been making this movie, or am I just really really impatient and excited to see it? Here’s our first tiny peek at Band of Thieves (also going by the titleKUNDO: Age of the Rampant), starring Ha Jung-woo (The Terror Live) and Kang Dong-won (Psychic) in his feature-length army comeback project. It’s the role Ha Jung-woo shaved his head for, in case you’ve seen him promoting other stuff this past year and wondered why he was suddenly bald.

Part of the anticipation for the project comes from the re-team of writer/director Yoon Jong-bin and leading man Ha Jung-woo, who did 2011′s hugely popular and still-quotedNameless Gangster together, among other projects. Band of Thieves is a swashbuckling action film set in the waning years of the Joseon era, where corrupt officials rule the land and growing discontent among the people sets the stage for a band of outlaws to take over. It’s described as a cathartic action movie where the bad guys who steal from the rich and give to the poor are the heroic incarnation of vigilante justice.

Ha Jung-woo plays the leader of the ragtag band of thieves, and Kang Dong-won plays the nobleman with the best martial arts skills in the land who chases him down. His character should be an interesting bad guy (er, antagonist, since I guess in this movie the bad guys are good and the good guys are bad) since he’s also an illegitimate son and treated like a second-class citizen because of his birthright. I just love both actors so much, and can’t wait for the showdown. Co-starring are Lee Sung-min (Miss Korea), Jo Jin-woong (To the Grave), Ma Dong-seok (Killer), Yoon Ji-hye (Ghost), Jung Man-seok (To the Grave), and Kim Sung-kyun (Answer Me 1994).

Band of Thieves is planning for a summer 2014 release. Seriously. You’re killing me here.


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Credit: http://www.dramabeans.com/2014/01/first-posters-and-stills-for-ha-jung-woo-and-kang-dong-wons-action-sageuk/#comment-1168800

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Kang Dong-won to stage comeback


Kang Dong-won has chosen to star in a movie alongside heavyweight actor Ha Jung-woo as he returns to the spotlight. Show Box announced Friday that it has cast both in the production "Band of Thieves". 
The movie is about a group of government officials in the 19th-century Joseon Dynasty.
The film will be directed by Yoon Jong-bin, who directed "Nameless Gangster", a Korean blockbuster that exceeded 4.7 million views at the theaters.
Filming will begin early next year and it is Kang's first work since being released from the Army last month. Unlike some of the more public discharges to have taken place this year, Kang's last day of work at the Seoul City Research Institute of Public Health and Environment in Yangjae, southern Seoul, was kept on the down low.
Although his agency told the press he wouldn't be working his last shift, Kang reportedly went to work as usual on Nov. 12 to say goodbye to his co-workers.
Kang managed to remain under the radar by entering and leaving the institute through the parking lot.
Source: Koreanjoongangdaily
Credits: By Carla Sunwoo | Hancinema

Kang Dong-won's come back flick, "Band of Thieves"


Kang Dong-won and Ha Jeong-woo will be filming "Band of Thieves".

Based in the late Chosun, Ha Jeong-woo and Kang Dong-won have confirmed to star in the movie "Band of Thieves".

Ha Jeong-woo, who has been busy with movies "Nameless Gangster", "Love Fiction", "Project 577" and even directing his own movies such as "Roller Coaster", Ha Jeong-woo has confirmed to star in "Band of Thieves". He takes on the role of Dol Mu-chi who becomes at outlaw from being a butcher and shows the life of pressured grass roots in the 19th century.

Actor Kang Dong-won from "Our Happy Time", "JEON WOO CHI : The Taoist Wizard", "Secret Reunion" and others chose "Band of Thieves" as his come back flick. He is Jo Yoon, the son of Jo Dae-gam, a candidate of Naju in Jeolla who has outstanding martial arts skills but isn't acknowledged because he is the son of a concubine.

Director Yoon Jong-bin is in charge of this movie and many have high expectations as he is also the creator of "Nameless Gangster" which gathered 4.7 million people into theaters. Yoon Jong-bin cast actor Ha Jeong-woo whom he's been with since his debut and also managed to get Kang Dong-won to join the boat with him.

"Band of Thieves" is an action movie about a justice group stealing from the greedy ones and sharing it with the public.

Source:  NewsenCredits: Hancinema

Upcoming Korean movie "Band of Thieves"



Added the upcoming Korean movie "Band of Thieves"'s page to HanCinema database (2013)
Directed by Yoon Jong-bin
With Kang Dong-wonHa Jeong-wooLee Kyeong-yeong,...
Synopsisan action movie about a justice group stealing from the greedy ones and sharing it with the public.
Release date in Korea : 2013

Source: Hancinema

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Kang Dong-won returns from army, eyes comeback projectby girlfriday | November 7, 2012 | 105 Comments


And another one returns! Kang Dong-won (Psychic, Jeon Woo-chi) has completed his mandatory military service and is reportedly already back to civilian life. He made his exit from army duty as quietly as he went in, choosing to avoid the press and usual fanfare. There’s already talk about his comeback project, though it’s still in the “considering” stage: he’s in talks to star in the action historical film Band of Thieves slated for next year, opposite Ha Jung-woo.

The movie is the next project from director Yoon Jong-bin, of Nameless Gangster, Beastie Boys, and The Unforgiven — all starring Ha Jung-woo, by the way. They must be besties, or he just really really likes Ha Jung-woo (not that I blame him of course). Nameless Gangster, also called War With Criminals: The Golden Age of Bad Guys was a box office hit earlier this year, though with the sheer number of commercially successful movies in 2012, it’s now just one of the many. But he’s a young director with buzz, enough to garner excitement over this new project that literally has a one-line description.

Band of Thieves is an action sageuk set in the Joseon era, and in keeping with Yoon’s gangster repertoire, it’ll be about a group of bandits. Same dudes, different costumes? Ha Jung-woo has already signed on to star as the hero, and Kang Dong-won is being wooed to play the villain. Though in a story about thieves, I’m not sure which is the good guy or the bad guy, or if they’re all thieves and just antagonistic about it.

Kang Dong-won’s reps are being careful not to attach him to anything too hastily; he’s one of the industry’s most bankable stars and there’s always a whole host of expectations surrounding The Comeback, so we’ll have to see how things shake out. But I’d love to see him return to the big screen in a badass sageuk.

The movie plans to start shooting first thing in the new year.


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Kang Dong-won and Ha Jung-woo confirm Band of Thieves

by girlfriday | December 14, 2012 | 34 Comments


Eeeeeeee! Kang Dong-won and Ha Jung-woo in one movie? Did they make it just for me? Just lie and tell me they did. Kang Dong-won has confirmed the first of his post-army projects: he’ll be co-starring with Ha Jung-woo in the action sageuk film Band of Thieves. The two actors have signed on to play mortal enemies in a 19th-century story about a Robin Hood type of character (or Iljimae, or Hong Gil-dong — take your stealin’-from-the-rich-to-give-to-the-poor hero archetype pick) who rises up in an oppressed society.

It’s the fourth project from director Yoon Jong-bin, of this year’s hit film Nameless Gangster (aka War With Criminals: The Golden Age of Bad Guys), and also Beastie Boys, and The Unforgiven. He has the uncommon distinction of being four-for-four with projects starring Ha Jung-woo, which naturally sent me on a google mission to figure out what the connection is. Turns out they went to the same university, and are only a year apart in age, which explains a whole lot. So Ha Jung-woo is his film school sunbae, explaining why he’d star in every single one of this guy’s movies, even when he was an unknown (though now of course he’s a hot commodity). Aaaaaand now the world makes sense again.

Anyway, the movie is set in 19th-century Joseon, and will be about a power struggle between the corrupt wealthy noblemen who run society and a band of thieves that rises up to challenge them. Ha Jung-woo plays the hero, Dol Moo-chi, a butcher who forms a makeshift family of thieves that sets out on a mission to change the lives of the oppressed people. Kang Dong-won plays the richest nobleman’s son, Jo-yoon, the best swordsman in the land. But it turns out he isn’t acknowledged by his father because he’s the son of a concubine, and lives a wayward life because of it.

I wonder if that means they’ll start as enemies but not end up the same, which would be great fun. But really, you could tell me they were playing a pair of dancing penguins and I’d still watch that movie. Though it would be decidedly less badass.

Band of Thieves is planning on a 2013 release. I may have to break a few fourth dimension rules for this. *revs up time machine*


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Ha and Kang form Kundo Gang
Ha and Gang form Kundo gang

By Patrick Frater

Mon, 17 December 2012, 17:24 PM (HKT)

Production News

Production is set to start in the first half of 2013 on Kundo: Age of the Rampant 군도, a period action film that pairs The Yellow Sea 황해 | 黃海 (2010) star HA Jung-woo 하정우 | 河正佑 (pictured) and Woochi 전우치 (2009) star GANG Dong-won 강동원.

The film is to be directed by YOON Jong-bin 윤종빈 | 尹鐘彬, who had a major hit this year with Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time 범죄와의 전쟁 : 나쁜놈들 전성시대(2012). He previously directed the critically acclaimed The Unforgiven 용서받지 못한 자 (2005), which screened in the Un Certain Regard sidebar of Cannes.

The Robin Hood-like plot — set in the mid 19th century — involves a confrontation between unjust nobles and a righteous outlaw group who steal from corrupt officials. It features a former butcher turned gang member and a millionaire youth with amazing martial arts skills.

The film is to be produced by Moonlight Pictures and Showbox/Mediaplex Inc 쇼박스 미디어플렉스 with Showbox kicking off international sales from Hong Kong FilMart in March.

Showbox picks up Yoon Jong-bin's Kundo17 December, 2012 | By Jean Noh
Korea’s Showbox/Mediaplex will handle international sales on hit director Yoon Jong-bin’s upcoming Kundo: Age Of The Rampant which has recently cast top stars Ha Jung-woo (The Yellow Sea) and Gang Dong-won (Secret Reunion).
Set in mid-19th century Joseon Dynasty, action filmKundo: Age Of The Rampant tells a Robin-Hood-type story of a group of outlaws that steals from corrupt officials to give to the downtrodden and starving.
Yoon’s Nameless Gangster: Rules Of The Time was a hit in the first half of this year, while his 2005 debut featureThe Unforgiven previously went to Cannes. He met alumnus Ha when he was still in college and the actor starred in both those films as well as Yoon’s Beastie Boysand Na Hong-jin’s hits The Yellow Sea and The Chaser in between.
Gang has clocked up hit box office credits of his own in the spy thriller Secret Reunion and supernatural action thriller Woochi.
Ha will play Dolmuchi, a former butcher (one of the lowest class in Joseon Dynasty) who joins the outlaws to avenge the death of his family. Gang will play Jo-yoon, a nobleman’s son who is gifted in martial arts, but twisted by the fact that he was born to a concubine and thus has no rights in the family or Joseon society.
Produced by Moonlight Pictures and Showbox, Kundo: Age Of The Rampant is due to start production in the first half of 2013. Showbox is set to launch international sales on the film at the upcoming Hong Kong Filmart in March.
cr http://www.screendaily.com/news/asia-pacific/showbox-picks-up-yoon-jong-bins-kundo/5050057.article

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Ha Jung Woo and Kang Dong Won have been cast as the leads for a new movie. 

The movie production agency, Showbox revealed on December 14 that the two actors are confirmed to play the leads of the upcoming movie,Islands

Director Yun Jong Bin will helm of the period piece, set in Korea’s Joseon Dynasty in the 19th century and will revolve around the story of an outlaw and the authorities squaring off. 

Ha Jung Woo, Kang Dong Won Cast in 19th Century Joseon Period Movie, ‘Islands’

Ha Jung Woo will play Dol Moo Chi, a commoner who becomes a righteous outlaw of the people who are oppressed in their everyday life. 

Kang Dong Won will portray Jo Yoon, a son of a wealthy household who is skilled in martial arts but is looked down on for being an illegitimate son from a concubine.

The movie will reunite Ha Jung Woo with director Yun Jong Bin as the two previously worked together for the acclaimed movie, Nameless Gangster

Photo Credit: Showbox

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Kim Min-hee joins Band of Thievesby javabeans | January 16, 2013 | 17 Comments


More news on Band of Thieves as it gears up to begin production: The film is an upcoming action film featuring a Robin Hood-y story of a Joseon hero who steals from corrupt rich noblemen and stands up for the disenfranchised masses, which is surprisingly becoming sort of a commonplace setup in dramaland these days. (You’ve got your Hong Gil-dongs, Iljimaes, and Jeon Woo-chis, each with multiple versions explored in various projects in recent years.) Still, doesn’t mean a new spin on the familiar story can’t be awesome.

And why wouldn’t it be, with this cast? It’s already been announced that Ha Jung-woowould play the butcher turned righteous-bandit hero, while Kang Dong-won would be making his post-army comeback as his enemy, an officer possessing top-notch fighting skills. They’re on opposite ends of the social hierarchy, since butchers occupied the very bottom of society while Kang Dong-won is the son of a nobleman. Although, his illegitimacy keeps him from full acceptance even in his own world, and I’ll bet that comes into play in a significant way.

Kim Min-hee (Moby richard simmons, Actresses) is the latest addition to the bunch, which should make for fun — she’s got a bubbly energy that can really brighten the screen. She’s not a done deal yet and some reports state that she’s considering the movie favorably, but it does sound as though she’s close to signing on the dotted line. Her role would be one of the members of thief pack. How glad am I that she’s not just another nobleman’s pretty daughter, here to romance both men? Not that I’m against the romancing itself. Romance away! Just, you know, in between her badass raids and action moves and corruption-busting.

Band of Thieves is set to begin filming in March, and aims to release early next year.

Via My Daily
Credits: http://www.dramabeans.com/2013/01/kim-min-hee-joins-band-of-thieves/

Kim Min-hee in "Band of Thieves" with Kang Dong-won?


Actress Kim Min-hee is apparently thinking about the movie "Band of Thieves".

She was offered the role of Ma-hyang, a member of a gang. She steals from corrupt officials and hands them out to the poor people. If she decides to do it then she will be working with Kang Dong-won andHa Jeong-woo.

She is currently in the middle of cranking up the movie "Interviewing Him and Her". She is taking a break and once she decides to do "Band of Thieves" she will take up horse riding lessons.

"Band of Thieves" is based on the 19th century Chosun Times. Righteous outlaws steal from the corrupt and spread them out to the poor while powers try to stop them. It is directed by Yoon Jong-binand will crank in this March.

Credits: Hancinema

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Kim Min-hee refuses to star in "Band of Thieves"


Actress Kim Min-hee has declined to star in the movie "Band of Thieves".

Kim Min-hee was a likely candidate for the movie "Band of Thieves", starring Ha Jeong-woo and Kang Dong-won, but decided not to do it.

Kim was to star as Ma Hyang, a member of a gang. After this fall through, the production is in contact with someone else to take up the position.

"Band of Thieves" is based in Chosun Times when there was a group of Robin Hood figures who stole from the bad rich and shared the wealth with those who needed it and authority figures. Ha Jeong-wootakes on the role of Baek Jeong and Kang Dong-won takes on the role of Moo Gwan.

cr Hancinema

sources Sports Hankook

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"Band of Thieves" falls through with Choi Min-soo


Actor Choi Min-soo's come back fell through.

It has been decided that he won't be starring in the movie "Band of Thieves". Fans were anticipating his first return in 7 years since "Holiday" but they won't be seeing him anytime soon.

The reason for this fall through is because they couldn't come to a mutual conclusion. It wasn't official, his role so naturally, the casting continues.

"Band of Thieves" previously fell through with things with the actress Kim Min-hee. However, movie makers say this kind of thing happens all the time in the process of casting and that there will be problems in the production.

"Band of Thieves" is a Chosun version of "Robin Hood" where thieves steal from the rich and corrupted to share with the poor. The main characters are Ha Jeong-woo and Kang Dong-won.

"Band of Thieves" will start making in April and be released in mid-year.

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Band of Thieves, the film to star Ha Jung Woo and Kang Dong Won, will start filming late April.

On April 23, the film′s production company Showbox commented that "casting for Band of Thieves has been confirmed, and the actors got together in Nonhyeon-dong Gangnam-gu, Seoul on April 19 to pray for the film′s success."


Band of Thieves is about thieves that tried to be on the side of the more general public in the 10th year of Cheoljong, a king of Joseon. Aristocrats and figures of power had been oppressive, exploiting those lesser in rank than them.

The film is led by director Yoon Jong Bin of Nameless Gangster, and has also been gathering interest for being Kang Dong Won′s first piece since his release from the army.

Ha Jung Woo will be playing a butcher named Dol Moo Chi, who comes to join the band due to a misunderstanding. Kang Dong Won will be at odds with Moo Chi as Jo Yoon, a warrior that has no match in all of Joseon. He is the child of the concubine of a rich man.

Lee Kyeong Yeong will appear as the mood-maker of the band, Lee Sung Min as the leader and Cho Jin Woong as a thief who used to be an aristocrat.

The film also features Ma Dong Seok, Yoon Ji Hye, Song Young Chang, Jeong Man Sik, Kim Sung Kyun, Kim Hae Suk, Han Ye Ri and more.

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Ha Jeong-woo shaves his head, why?

Ha Jeong-woo shaving his head has questions exploding everywhere.
A media source reported that Ha Jeong-woo shaved his head after he won the Best Actor Award at the 49th Baek Sang Arts Awards on the 10th.
Ha Jeong-woo shaved his head to change into a character in his next movie.
"Band of Thieves", a movie about outlaws who stood on the side of the citizens, is directed by Yoon Jong-bin from "Nameless Gangster".
Netizens now understand the meaning behind his shaved head and are relieved.
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Woo Don-gi cast for "Band of Thieves"

Actor Woo Don-gi has joined "Band of Thieves".
"Band of Thieves" is based in the Chosun times when thieves wanted to stand on the side of the citizens. It is directed by Yoon Jong-bin from "Nameless Gangster" and is starring Ha Jeong-woo and Kang Dong-won.
Woo Don-gi is well known for his role as a beggar in "The New World" and this time, he's a helpless citizen who is robbed by corrupt officials. He had his first scene last week being beaten for not being able to pay his debt.
Woo Don-gi said, "I am happy to be in a movie directed by one of my favorite directors and starring such excellent actors".
Woo Don-gi is currently active in Jang Joon-hwan's "Hwayi : A Monster Boy" and Choi Jin-seong's "Girl".
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Jeong Man-sik cast for the movie "When A Man Loves A Woman"


Actor Jeong Man-sik is acting with Hwang Jeong-min and Han Hye-jin.
Jeong's agency claims he's been cast for the movie "When A Man Loves A Woman" and will make his first scene in Gunsan on the 25th.
"When A Man Loves A Woman" is the fatal love story of a terminally ill gangster and is produced by Sanai Pictures. It's the feature film debut of director Han Dong-wook, the former assistant director to movie "The Unjust". Hwang Jeong-min and Han Hye-jin are in the lead.
Hwang Jeong-min takes on the role of Tae-il a man who feels sincere love for the first time and Han Hye-jin is Ho-jeong, the subject of his love. Jeong Man-sik is Tae-il's friend and director of his company, Doo-cheol.
Jeong Man-sik says, "I worked with Hwang in "The Unjust" and "Moby richard simmons". I am happy to work with him again and to star in this movie".
Meanwhile, Jeong Man-sik is currently in the making of Ha Jeong-woo and Kang Dong-won starring movie "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant".
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Kim Seong-gyoon reveals behind cuts of "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant"


Actor Kim Seong-gyoon revealed hidden stories of the movie "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant".
Kim met with some reporters near Haeundae after the opening ceremony of the 18th Busan International Film Festival and said a few words.
He said, "Our beards have gotten so long that we don't know if we are eating food or our beards".
A citizen walking by saw the interview and came in to say hello, saying it was an honor to meet the actor and that he was highly looking forward to "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant".
"KUNDO : Age of the Rampant" is based in the 19th century Chosun times when corrupt officials used to steal from the wealthy and hand them out to the poor. The cast includes, Kim Seong-gyoon, Ha Jeong-woo, Kang Dong-won, Lee Sung-min, Jo Jin-woong and Ma Dong-seok.
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Kang Dong-won's absence


Actor Kang Dong-won revealed why he wasn't at the 18th Busan International Film Festival GV.
He was scheduled to appear for the premiere of his movie "The X" in Centum City CGV but claimed he couldn't make it, the day before.
It was supposed to be his first public appearance in a long time since his discharge from the military, so many were disappointed.
Kang Dong-won's side said, "The BIFF asked for a tight favor so we had no choice but to cancel our plans".
"We were initially only to appear at the even on the 4th because his movie "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant" and BIFF clashed. We already notified them of our situation but the festival directors told us not to come at all if he wasn't going to be there for the Red Carpet event".
We weren't invited by the BIFF officially, but was suggested the GV event by CGV so we had to figure out transportation and accommodation problems ourselves. We were pretty surprised at the response we got from BIFF. This is a matter of communication with CGV and BIFF but we are getting the blame for it".
BIFF claims certain decisions must be reviewed before anything is said.
Meanwhile, BIFF opened up the event with the screening of the movie "The Blessing" and will be open for 10 days with 301 movies from 70 countries.
Netizens say, "It was all because of the Red Carpet?", "Does that mean if he stands on the Red Carpet, he has to be supported in everything?", "It's disappointing from a fan's point of view" and more.
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The keyword for 2014 is 'historical movies'

The first keyword is 'historical movies' and the second is the change which actors are going through.
"Memories of the Sword" , "Battle Of Myeongryang", "Pirates" and "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant" are some of the historical movies that are expected to be released next year. They are all 10 billion dollar blockbusters. They are also movies the Big 3 distributors CJ Entertainment, Lotte Entertainment and Showbox Media Plex have on the line.
A distributor claims, "Many distributors came up with historical movies after the 2012 movie "Masquerade" and naturally lined up to be released next year. There's lots to see in these historical dramas and the intense storyline and performance of the cast are drawing anticipation".
Seol Kyeong-gu, Jeong Woo-seong and Hyeon Bin's performances are also highly anticipated. Seol Kyeong-gu is attempting at his twentieth movie and first historical with Kang Woo-seok's "Two Cops Zero: Two Constables". Jeong Woo-seong is starring in the modern version of "The Story of Sim-cheong" called, "Madam Bluff". Hyeon Bin is starring in "The King's Wrath" which is about the destiny one who has to kill and another who has to live.
Various opportunities have opened up for actors recently and there's less pressure in them changing their typical image as they are all hit-makers.

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Actors Hyun Bin and Kang Dong Won are to come back to the screens with new movies.

Hyun Bin and Kang Dong Won, both of who are coming back from the obligatory military service, chose "Yuk Rin" and "Goon Do" as their first movie after the military.

Hyun Bin left for the military after the end of the SBS drama "Secret Garden" in January of 2011. Hyun Bin, after two years, is coming back as a powerful king in the movie "Yuk Rin." "Yuk Rin" is a historical film, and Hyun Bin is to take up his first role in historical films. After filming the movie "Yuk Rin" Hyun Bin plans to film the movie "Not Enough Evidence," which is a thriller movie about an attorney who works for the criminals by arguing in trials that there is not have enough evidence against the criminals.

Kang Dong Won is to star in the movie "Goon Do" which is a story of the best military official of the Cho Sun dynasty. In addition to "Goon Do," Kang Dong Won has been casted for the movie "My Palpitating Life" with actress Song Hye Kyo. "My Palpitating Life" is based on a novel of the same name, written by Kim Ae Ran, which sold 1.4 million copies in the first three months of its publication.

The movie "My Palpitating Life" is to finalize the cast members and crank in the filming of the movie in the beginning of 2014. 

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Heartthrobs choose big screen for return

By Kang Hyun-hye
If the younger generation of Korean heartthrob actors dominated on the small screen in 2013, the 30-something Korea heartthrob actors Hyun Bin and Kang Dong-won have chosen the big screen for their return to fans. Adding to this line-up is another heartthrob actor Jang Dong-kun, who will star in “Crying Man” that will begin filming this September.
Hyun, 31, who was discharged from the marines December 2012 has chosen the film “Yeogrin (King’s Wrath),” which will be directed by freshman director Lee Jae-gyu.Kang, 32, who completed his military service in November 2012, will work on the film by director Yoon Dong-bin titled the “Archipelago: the Era of Riot.” Both of the two epic movies are expected to be released this summer.  
Hyun who soared to unprecedented popularity with the television drama “Secret Garden” before enlisting in the marines three years ago, will play King Jeongjo, the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-191). Hyun will portray the sorrowful king who strived to hold on to power amid the factional strife between the Noron and Soron factions. After this movie, he will start filming for the next movie tentatively titled “Not Proven.” 
Kang turns into an unbeatable military attaché in the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910). His new movie, “Archipelago: the Era of Riot” is a story about Joseon’s Robin Hood and authorities. Kang stars as Jo Yoon, the bastard son of a mega-millionaire lord. Nobody in Joseon can win over Jo Yoon despite his lowly status. 
The film will focus on the tensions and conflicts between the lord’s family trying to hold on to their wealth and power and the Robinhood-esque butcher, Dol Muchi performed by top actor Ha Jung-woo. Aside from “Archipelago”, Kang’s next movie is “Pit-a-Pat My Life” with Song Hye-kyo. The film that is based on the same-name novel by Kim Ae-ran will be released in the second half of the year.

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Posters for actor Kang Dong Won’s latest movie, “Kundo: Age of the Rampant” have been released!

On January 3, the images of the posters were circulated on internet community forums. In the poster, Kang Dong Won can be seen looking back to shoot a charismatic glance at the camera while riding on a horse and wielding a sword. 

“Kundo: Age of the Rampant” is set in the 19th century, a period when aristocrats and corrupt officials exploit and live off of the impoverished. A band of thieves rise against the oppressive individuals in power and return wealth back to the people. Actors Ha Jung Woo, Lee Kyung Young, Lee Sung Min, Jo Jin Woong, Ma Dong Suk, and Kim Sung Kyunare set to appear on the film, which will hit theaters sometime this July.  

Netizens commented, “Wow, Kang Dong Won looks awesome” and “I want to see the movie now.” 

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Kang Dong Won Is a Charismatic Villain in New Still for “KUNDO: Age of the Rampant”

Kang Dong Won Is a Charismatic Villain in New Still for “KUNDO: Age of the Rampant”

Kang Dong Won is back!

On January 3, a new movie still of Kang Dong Won in his upcoming film “KUNDO: Age of the Rampant” was released, gaining a lot of interest from the public.

In the still, Kang Dong Won is wearing the full Korean traditional attire and is on horseback. In one hand, Kang Dong Won holds a long sword but he still maintains a fierce pose as he shoots off a charismatic gaze.

Even with his hair tied up in a sang-tu, Kang Dong Won’s visuals still shine. His slight frown and tightly shut lips anticipates another character transformation for the actor through this film.

“KUNDO: Age of the Rampant” is set in the 19th century Joseon Dynasty and is about a secret group that steals from the rich and shares with the poor. Kang Dong Won plays the role of Jo Yoon, the illegitimate son of a wealthy nobleman, who terrorizes the weak with his excellent martial arts skills.

“KUNDO: Age of the Rampant” also stars Ha Jung Woo, Lee Kyung Young, Ma Dong Suk, Jo Jin Woong and Jung Man Shik. It is planned to be released in July. 

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