SEOUL, Dec.15 (Yonhap) – Heroes of Bong’s Oscar-winning black comedy Joon-ho “Parasite” will return to the South Korean big screen next month with their respective new projects after two years of a pandemic.
Lee Sung-kyun, who played the straightforward father of the affluent family in “Parasite,” will be the first cast member to hit local theaters with the political film “Kingmaker” slated for December 29.
He played the role of Seo Chang-dae, a secret election instigator, who helps an emerging politician to become the main opposition presidential candidate amid military rule.
The film is motivated by a famous but mysterious electoral strategist in the 1960s-1970s, Eom Chang-rok, who worked for Kim Dae-jung, who became the country’s president in 1998 after a decades-long political career.
This is Lee’s first big-screen project to release since Bong’s masterpiece in 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disaster film “Emergency Declaration”, which was invited to the out of competition section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, stars Song Kang-ho, who received rave reviews worldwide for her performance in “Parasite.” .
In the new film, Song plays a veteran detective who tries to uncover a terrorist plot on a plane and save his wife.
But the “Declaration of Emergency” theatrical release, which was originally set for January, has been on hold indefinitely due to the recent surge in COVID-19 infections across the country.
Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam, who played the impressive cunning poor family siblings in the 2019 title, will also be returning to the big screen after about two years.
In the upcoming crime action film “The Policeman’s Lineage”, due out in January, Choi will play a rookie police officer who works undercover as part of the police’s covert anti-corruption campaign.
Park will return with the action crime thriller “Special Delivery”, which premieres January 12, as a delivery driver who receives an unusual delivery order and is involved in an unexpected incident.
The actress recently admitted that she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer during a routine checkup. She has had surgery and is now focusing on recovery, according to her management agent.