Rob - wssob2 wrote:Kim Sung first posted this "movie" news in Aug 2005. It's now almost 2010. There's no movie made, no notice of a movie made, no mention of it in an US press (note that Kyoungjong Yang supposedly became a US citizen). This story has made the circular rounds on internet chat forums.
I am beginning to think this is a hoax.
The long-awaited movie was made public at the Cannes Film Festival last Sunday.
Kang Je-Kyu (강제규
), the Korean film director famous for having made the mega-hit Korean War movie 'Taegukgi' (태극기 휘날리며
) already started making scenario of the movie, which had been delayed for budget and legal problems. The original story of a Korean POW in Normandy is extended into a story of friendship between two men: Korean and Japanese POWs captured in Normandy in the summer of 1944.
As I wrote in a previous post, the Korean hero of this movie is Jang Dong-Gun (장동건
) who also starred in the movie 'Taegukgi' but the Japanese hero of this movie was changed into Odagiri Joe (小田切譲
). Plus, the Chinese actress Fan Bing-Bing (范冰冰
) joined as a leading actress. As we know, they are the most popular actors and actress who represent their respective country.
Nearly 85% of the filming has been now completed. The production crew moved to Latvia on location to film the climactic scenes of the Battle of Normandy. At first, director Kang pondered on which is the most suitable location for filming the Normandy landing operation. Two options emerged: Ireland and Latvia. After careful consideration, he chose the latter.
This movie depicts a 12,000km journey of a man from Korea to England during World War II. Scenes of the Battle of Nomonhan and the Russian front look very action-packed. The movie will be released in December this year.
http://www.hancinema.net/older-posts-pr ... 27468.html
Film Business Asia reports that production is "some 40% through" on the epic war movie "My Way" from acclaimed director Kang Je-gyu ("Shiri", "Taegukgi"). The publication describes Kang as "one of the trailblazing directors of Korean cinema's modern revival".
Topstarring are Korea's Jang Dong-gun, Japan's Joe Odagiri and China's Fan Bingbing.
Budgeted at 30 billion won, "My Way" is based on a true story set during World War II and is scheduled for release in December.
In a recent interview with the JoongAng Daily, the director was asked as to what drew him to the story. He replied: "An ordinary man is thrown against his will into a tumultuous period of history and it seems like he would be overwhelmed – but he survives. I really wanted to investigate what saved him from his painful personal history, things like his dreams and his strong instinct to survive".
Kang Je-gyu also mentioned that his return to the war genre was motivated by his hope that "my film will change people's mindset about war".
For the full interview, please go to: http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/ ... id=2931264