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  • CHA Seung-won, KIM Sung-kyun and LEE Kwang-soo Fall into SINKHOLE
  • by Pierce Conran /  Aug 23, 2019
  • THE TOWER Director Returns to Disaster Genre


    The Tower (2012) director KIM Ji-hoon is returning to the disaster genre for his next project Sinkhole (working title). CHA Seung-won, KIM Sung-kyun and LEE Kwang-soo will star in the action-comedy tentpole.

    The story concerns a man who finally buys a home after saving up for 11 years, only for it to almost immediately collapse into a sinkhole.

    Superstar CHA Seung-won, recently seen in the action-thriller Believer (2018), will feature as a neighbor who works several part-time jobs as he raises his son. KIM Sung-kyun, a character actor known for a slew of roles since his memorable first appearance on screen in 2012’s Nameless Gangster : Rules of the Time, will portray the hapless new homeowner, while LEE Kwang-soo of this year’s Inseparable Bros and the upcoming Tazza: One Eyed Jack will play his office subordinate who gets stuck with him in the sinkhole.

    The disaster action-comedy genre is enjoying a surge in popularity at the moment following the success of the still in-theaters EXIT, with JO Jung-suk and Yoon-a, which has become the top selling local title of the summer with close to eight million admissions (USD 54.82 million) to date.

    Director KIM Ji-hoon is known for the gangster drama Mokpo, Gangster’s Paradise (2004), the political drama May 18 (2007), the action-drama Sector 7 (2011) and the disaster drama The Tower (2012). He recently shot the high school thriller I Want to See Your Parents’ Faces, which is currently awaiting release.

    Sinkhole kicks off production this month. Production will be handled by The Tower Pictures while Showbox is on board for financing and distribution.
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