The likelihood of 2020 releases may reside for what comes next with actor Lee Byung-hun. The South Korean star of the action-packed Netflix K-Drama, Mr. Sunshine, will star in Emergency Declaration with celebrated actor Song Kang-ho.
The King director Han Jae-rim will take the helm for the new thriller which is described as a disaster flick set on an airplane. Both actors share a trio of preceding credits listing Park Chan-wook’s JSA, and Kim Jee-Woon’s whirlwind Western romp, The Good, The Bad, The Weird, and searing period thriller, The Age Of Shadows.
The film also marks another reunion for Han who directed Song in The Show Must Go On and The Face Reader; Song currently stars in the Palme d’Or-winning feature, Parasite, from director Bong Joon-Ho, which opens in North America on October 11 from NEON.
Song is the latest recipient of this year’s Excellence Award at the 72nd annual Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland last month.
Lee just wrapped volcano thriller, Mount Baekdu, last month joining actor Ha Jung-woo, and co-stars Don Lee and Bae Suzy for directors Lee Hae-jun and Kim Byeong-seo.
Credit to KoBiz‘s Pierce Conran for the reporting.