Korean actor Won Bin, who recently starred in Bong Joon-ho’s Mother, has been cast as the lead in action drama This Man (working title), which is being sold internationally by United Pictures.
Produced by Lee Tae-hun for Opus Pictures, the film is the second feature from director Lee Jeong-beom whose debut Cruel Winter Blues was critically acclaimed.
Won plays a man with a dark past attempting to save a young girl who is his only friend. Production is scheduled to start in December for tentative release in summer 2010.
Producer Lee Tae-hun is attending this year’s Pusan Promotion Project with Bong Joon-ho’s new project, Le Transperceneige, which he is producing with Park Chan-wook.
Also at Pusan’s Asian Film Market, United Pictures is screening Yun Jae-yeon’s horror fantasy Yoga, which was released in Korea this summer, and Park Jin-pyo’s melodrama Closer To Heaven, which is currently number one at the Korean box office.
The company is also introducing Lovers Vanished, the second feature from Cho Chang-ho (The Peter Pan Formula), which is in post-production, and oriental action fantasy Woochi, drected by Choi Dong-hoon (Tazza: The High Rollers).