Award-winning Korean director and writer ready for new film releases

2022.02.21 15:16:46 | 2022.02.21 15:39:05

(From left) Robert Pattinson and Bong Joon-ho. [Photo by AFP Yonhap]이미지 확대

(From left) Robert Pattinson and Bong Joon-ho. [Photo by AFP Yonhap]

Oscar-winning Korean director Bong Joon-ho has recruited Hollywood star Robert Pattinson for “Mickey 7,” a science fiction based motion picture, to raise expectation for another blockbuster.

Bong, who scored four Oscar wins with black comedy thriller “Parasite” in 2020, is returning with new project, sci-fi thriller “Mickey 7.” His new movie is based on Mickey 7: A Novel,” a fiction written by Edward Ashton.

Bong has brought on Robert Pattinson, an English actor best-known for his role as Edward Cullen in Hollywood blockbuster “Twilight” and the Batman of the latest DC Comics superhero series, to play the main character in the upcoming film.

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In another big expectation on the Korean film pipeline, novelist-turned-director Chun Myung-gwan is due to release “Hot Blooded,” a crime movie based on the namesake fiction written by Kim Un-su, next month. Kim is among the popular Korean writers whose novel “The Plotters” was shortlisted for the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere - the most prestigious award for crime and detective fiction in France.

Chun, an award-winning novelist himself and a screenwriter, is making his debut as director with “Hot Blooded.” He had his novel “Modern Family” adapted into a film “Boomerang Family” in 2013.

By Kim Yoo-tae and Cho Jeehyun

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