This announcement’s been waiting for a while now but reports are now confirming Well Go USA’s acquisition of director Lee Man-Hee’s Operation Chromite follow-up, Battle Of Jangsari. SHINee member Choi Min-ho stars along with Kim Myung-min, Kim Sung-cheol and Kim In-kwon with Megan Fox and George Eads also starring.
Based on a true story of Jangsari Landing Operation, 772 student soldiers – whose average age was 17 and who received just 2 weeks of boot camp training – were tossed into Korean War effort in order to pave the way for Incheon Landing Operation, which turned the tide of war.
Patrick Frater at Variety reports the film also screened for buyers during the run of the Toronto International Film Festival. Finecut is selling the film internationally.
“We bought ‘Jangsari’ on promo alone, because of its compelling and true story. Also having Megan Fox in a role, we’ll hopefully bring in crossover audiences in US and Canada,” said WellGo president Doris Pfardrescher in a statement.
Battle Of Jangsari will open in South Korea on September 25 prior to Well Go USA’s select theatrical release on October 4.