KIM Ji-won and LEE Min-ki Join Franchise Stars
The popular period sleuth series Detective K is set to return next year with its third installment, currently entitled Detective K 3. Stars KIM Myung-min and OH Dal-su and director KIM Sok-yun will all return while TV name KIM Ji-won will mark her first period film appearance with the project.
In 18th century Joseon, during the reign of King Jeongjo, Detective KIM Min and his sidekick Seo-pil tackle a new case involving a string of murders targeting readers of popular novels by a particular writer. The story is based on the 2003 novel Bangkakgon Murder Incident by writer KIM Tak-hwan, whose 2007 work Secret of Virtuous Widow was adapted into the first film.
Outside of the Detective K
series, KIM Myung-min is known for films such as Deranged
(2016) and most recently A Day
. OH Dal-su is the top character actor in the business, having starred in several of the highest grossing Korean films of all time, including The Thieves
(2012), Ode to My Father
(2014) and Veteran
will deliver the film next year, once again during the Lunar New Year holiday in February. Shooting kicks off in August.