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JIN Seon-kyu Joins Space Drama VICTORY SHIP
Apr 14, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
SONG Joong-ki and KIM Tae-ri Also in Talks for Roles
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 Boy star 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.