Line-up includes Memories Of The Sword, set to star Lee Byung-hun.
South Korea’s Lotte Entertainment is launching sales on three new additions to its line-up at Busan’s Asian Film Market. The slate is led by Park Heung-shik’s highly anticipated Memories Of The Sword, starring Lee Byung-hun [pictured] from Red 2 and Masqeurade and Jeon Do-youn from The Housemaid and Secret Sunshine.
Set at the turbulent end of the Goryeo dynasty, the martial arts piece also stars Kim Go-eun, the ingenue from Eungyo, and Lee Joon-ho – also known as Junho from the K-pop group 2PM - who recently featured in surveillance thriller Cold Eyes. The film is set for release in the second half of 2014.
Lotte’s second new addition is The King’s Wrath (working title), a historical action piece about palace intrigues during King Jeong-jo’s reign in the Joseon dynasty. The film is directed by Lee Jae-gyu, well-known for hit TV series such as Beethoven Virus, Damo and The King 2 Hearts.
Actor Hyun Bin (Late Autumn), in his first film after completing his mandatory military service, stars as the king. Jung Jae-Young from Confession Of Murder and Cho Jung-Seok from The Face Reader also feature.
Currently in production, The King’s Wrath is set for local release in May 2014.
Lotte’s third new film is The Pirates (working title), directed by Lee Seok-hoon, whose credits include Dancing Queen. A big-budget seafaring adventure, The Pirates stars Kim Nam-gil from popular TV series like The Great Queen Seondeok and Bad Guy and Son Ye-jin from The Tower and My Wife Got Married.
Also currently in production, the film is due for release in the second half of 2014.