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LEE Sun-kyun Joins THE TERROR, LIVE Team for PMC
Jul 21, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
HA Jung-woo and KIM Byung-woo Back for NK Rescue Thriller
KIM Byung-woo and HA Jung-woo, the director and star duo behind the 2013 smash The Terror, LIVE, are teaming up again for rescue thriller PMC. Joining HA on screen will be LEE Sun-kyun.
PMC, which stands for private military company, focuses on a group of military contractors that must rescue a prisoner who is being held in an underground bunker during a period of escalating tensions between North and South Korea.
HA, who plays one of the mercenaries, has been with the project since it was in development. He is currently shooting the political drama 1987 and will be seen later this year in the big-budget fantasy Along with the Gods Part 1. Last year he starred in both the disaster drama Tunnel (2016) and PARK Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden (2016).
LEE, who recently joined the project, will take on the role of a doctor in PMC. He was seen earlier this year in period investigation comedy The King’s Case Note and will next appear in the gang drama A Special Lady.
Released at the height of summer in 2013 on the same day as BONG Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer, director KIM’s previous work The Terror, LIVE was an unexpected success. It went on to accrue 5.58 million admissions. KIM previously made the low-budget films Anamorphic (2003) and Written (2008).
Production is gearing up to kick off in August while a 2018 release date is planned.