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The Mutant / Mutation

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  • Movie: Collective Invention (English title) / Mutant (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Dolyeonbyuni
  • Hangul: 돌연변이
  • Director: Kwon Oh-Kwang
  • Writer: Kwon Oh-Kwang
  • Producer: Lee Chang-Dong, Jeong Tae-Sung, Kim Woo-Sang
  • Cinematographer: Kim Tae-Soo
  • World Premiere: September, 2015 (Toronto IFF)
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Runtime: 92 min.
  • Distributor: CJ Entertainment
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea


Park Goo (Lee Kwang-Soo) mutates into a man-fish due to side effects from an experimental drug. He receives heavy publicity and becomes a star. A conspiracy by a pharmaceutical company leads Park Goo to being possibly expelled from the world.


  1. Filming begins November 10, 2014 in South Korea. 
  2. Script was selected through the CJ E&M sponsored "Butterfly Project" competition. First or second time film directors are invited to submit their scripts to the competition for a chance to have their projects funded.


Source: http://asianwiki.com/Collective_Invention




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Park Bo-young, Lee Kwang-soo, Lee Chun-hee headline Mutantby javabeans leekwangsoo_21a.jpg

I’m not quite sure whether this movie is going to be light, serious, or mysterious, but in any case a movie called Mutant is sure going to capture my attention. And with this casting, I’m hoping that the mutant idea is executed skillfully, as the project has now tapped Park Bo-young (Wolf Boy), Lee Kwang-soo (It’s Okay, It’s Love) and Lee Chun-hee (Dating Agency Cyrano) to lead.

In the story, Lee Chun-hee plays a graduate of a university from the sticks who aspires to become a reporter. He hears of a strange internet story that claims that a girl’s boyfriend transforms into a fish, and sets out to find the truth behind it. Lee Kwang-soo is the fish-boy, and Park Bo-young plays the girl who writes about his story online and thus gets called “Fish Girl.”

When you tell me Kwang-soo is playing a part-fish, part-man character I’m going to immediately laugh at the image, but the project won’t be comedic; rather, it’s described as being a social critique, which puts me much more in the mind of The Host. Of course, in that movie the mutant wasn’t the protagonist, but it did open the door for some social commentary that didn’t feel too heavy-handed since the character relationships and action sequences carried the film.

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Park Bo-yeong and Lee Gwang-soo to star in "The Mutants"

Park Bo-yeong and Lee Gwang-soo, known best friends in the entertainment biz, are starring in a movie together.
According to sources, Park Bo-yeong and Lee Gwang-soo have decided to star in the movie "The Mutants" together.
A sourced told TV Report, "While there has been a shortage of actresses lately, Park Bo-yeong is one of the few who has been surviving this long".
"Lee Gwang-soo also has been acknowledged for his talent and his collaboration with writer and director Kwon Oh-kang is highly anticipated".
Park Bo-yeong and Lee Gwang-soo's "The Mutant" is being invested and distributed by CJ E&M and cranks in this 10th.

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Lee Kwang-soo to Be Lead Role for Film ‘Mutation’!

Lee Kwang-soo has been confirmed for a lead role in film < Mutation>
Lee Kwang-soo has been recognized as a talented actor as he showed great acting in SBS’s drama <It’s Okay, That’s Love> and film <Confession>. He makes come back to the big screen soon with upcoming film < Mutation >.
Film < Mutation > is directed by Kwon Oh-kwang, who won Golden Palm Award at Cannes Film Festival 2014 with his film <Safe> for the first time as a Korean director.
Now, there is much attention on him since he showed authentic and genuine acting in his previous film and dramas. He is expected to show great performance in the film.
Film < Mutation > starring Lee Kwang-soo, who moves about most energetically in drama, film and variety show, will start filming soon and open next year.
 Written by Han Jihee, Photography by Kingkong Entertainment, Translated by Park Kaylagetitk

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Actor Lee Kwang Soo has been confirmed to make his big screen comeback through a new movie titled “The Mutant.”

With his deep and sincere acting, as well as increasing presence as a scene stealer in dramas and movies—such as “Good Friends” and “It’s Okay, That’s Love”—Lee Kwang Soo has been cast in “The Mutant” as the male lead.

This film is said to be a part of CJ E&M’s ‘Butterfly Project,’ which is a project created to discover talented and capable new directors. It is the first production to come out of this industry-university collaboration between CJ E&M and Korea National University of Arts.

“The Mutant” is the work of director Kwon Oh Kwang, who was the screenwriter for the first-ever Korean short film to win at Cannes International Film Festival, “Safe.”

The movie is expected to premiere next year, and the cast and crew will begin filming by the end of this year.

Are you looking forward to seeing Lee Kwang Soo taking on a lead role?


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Lee Kwang-soo to star in ‘The Mutant’

Lee Kwang-soo will star in the next movie by filmmaker Kwon Oh-gwang, provisionally titled “The Mutant,” his star label King Kong Entertainment confirmed Tuesday.
The actor, best known for his role on entertainment TV show “Running Man,” will star alongside Park Bo-young. Lee has played significant roles this year, including his parts on SBS rom-com “It’s Okay, That’s Love” and film “Good Friends.” 
“The Mutant” has seized movie critics’ attention thanks to the global reputation of its director, Kwon. He wrote the screenplay for film “Safe” that won the top short film award in the Cannes International Film Festival. 
The scenario for “The Mutant” and which role Lee will play is not yet disclosed. 
Shooting for the film is scheduled to begin late this year. 
“The Mutant” is part of CJ E&M’s talent recruiting program, “Butterfly Project,” in partnership with Korea National University of Arts.
Lee Kwang Soo to star alongside Park Bo Young in the movie 'The Mutant'
Lee Kwang Soo has been confirmed to star alongside Park Bo Young in the upcoming movie 'The Mutant'!
His agency King Kong Entertainment stated on the 18th, "Lee Kwang Soo has been confirmed to star as the lead in the movie 'The Mutant'... It will crank in later this year and is set to premiere next year."
'The Mutant' centers around the clinical testing that happens when a rumor spreads online saying that someone's boyfriend is turning into a fish. Kwon Oh Kwang has grabbed the megaphone as the director.

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Lee Kwang Soo has been cast as the lead of the film The Mutant.

Rising as a ‘scene stealer’ with his sincere, deep and gripping acting in the film Good Friends and SBS’It’s Okay, It’s Love, he will be returning to the big screen through the movie The Mutant.

The Mutant will be directed by Kwon Oh Kwang, who wrote the screenplay for the movie Safe, which received the Best Short Film award at the Cannes Film Festival.


This project has been produced as a part of the ‘Butterfly Project’ hosted by CJ E&M to discover new talent in the field and has been selected for the first round of a cooperative system effort between CJ E&M and Korea National University of Arts’ School of Film, TV & Multimedia.

Meanwhile, The Mutant will begin filming later this year and premiere next year.

Photo credit: King Kong Entertainment

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Lee Gwang-soo, Lee Cheon-hee and Park Bo-yeong to star in "The Mutants"

Actors Lee Gwang-soo and Lee Cheon-hee and actress Park Bo-yeong are starring in the movie "The Mutant".
The movie cranks in later this year.
"The Mutant" is a story of a medical experiment gone wrong. The 'mutant' will be played by Lee Gwang-soo and Lee Cheon-hee and Park Bo-yeong are reporters who cover the news about him.
The cast said they fell for the scenario and it will bring a great change in Korean movies.
Jang Gwang, Lee Byeong-joon and Kim Hee-won are also on the same boat. Lee Byeong-joon is the father of the mutant and the scientist who creates him. Kim Hee-won is the mutant's lawyer.
Meanwhile, "The Mutant" will be released next year.

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Lee Kwang Soo and Park Bo Young’s Film “Collective Invention” Invited to TIFF + Releases Trailer

Lee Kwang Soo and Park Bo Young’s Film “Collective Invention” Invited to TIFF + Releases Trailer

Director Kwon Oh Kwang‘s offbeat film “Collective Invention,” starring Lee Kwang Soo, Park Bo Young, and Lee Chun Hee, has been invited to the 40th Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Vanguard section.

The director, Kwon Oh Kwang, has previously won the Short Film Palme d’Or at the prestigious Cannes Festival with the short film “Safe,” which he penned. The movie was the first Korean short film to win the award in that category.

“Collective Invention” will be having its world premiere at TIFF. Another Korean film, “Veteran” directed by Ryu Seung Wan that opened in theaters recently, has also been invited.

The film stars Lee Kwang Soo as a man who turns into a half-fish mutant after an experiment gone wrong. Watch the trailer below.


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A film ‘Collective Invention’ with Lee Kwang-soo, Lee Chun-hee, and Park Bo-young to go to Toronto International Film Festival

A film ‘Collective Invention’ with Lee Kwang-soo, Lee Chun-hee, and Park Bo-young to go to Toronto International Film Festival

A film ‘Collective Invention’ depicting a human fish was officially invited to the 40th Toronto International Film Festival

‘Collective Invention’ describes how a man Park Gu (Lee Kwang-soo), who turned into a human fish due to the side effect of a new drug, becomes a rising star and falls down by a plot of the drug company. An actor Lee Kwang-soo is expected to show a very unique character never shown in Korean films. Also, Lee Chun-hee and Park Bo-young joined, so the film is much expected.


Director Kwon Oh-kwang wrote ‘Safe’, the first Korean film to receive the Palm d’Or for short film at Cannes International Film Festival. It is announced that his first long film ‘Collective Invention’ was officially invited to the vanguard section of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival.

Giovanna Fulvi, Asian film programmer of Toronto International Film Festival, said why the film is invited, “‘Collective Invention’ is a hilarious social satire about a hapless mutant’s meteoric rise to celebrity — and subsequent fall from grace — ‘Collective Invention’ examines how popular culture operates by its own capricious logic and is the hugely inventive feature debut from Kwon Oh-kwang, a new talent to watch out for in the vast panorama of South Korean cinema”.

Meanwhile, ‘Collective Invention’ will be released later this year.

GET IT K Han Jihee Photo by Filmmaker Woosang English Translation by Jin Kim

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