Celebrated director Ryoo Seung-Wan (Arahan, The City Of Violence) will make way for Morocco later this year to shoot action film, working titled Escape. Actors Kim Yun-Seok (The Priests) and Zo In-Sung (The Great Battle) are in talks to star in the 1990s-set thriller which centers on a daring attempt by North and South Korean embassy workers to flee the Somalian Civil War conflict.
Actor Huh Joon-Ho (Default, Illang: The Wolf Brigade) has already officially joined the cast according to Pierce Conran’s coverage over at KOFIC. Filmmaker R & K, Ryoo’s shared production outfit with Kang Hae-Jung and home to hits like The Unjust, Veteran and The Battleship Island, will produce the new action thriller along with Dexter Studios (Along With The Gods franchise).
Ryoo’s resumé, much like that of filmmakers Kim Jee-Woon, Park Jung-Woo and Bong Joon-Ho as of late, is proven collective body of work that’s become signature of renowed Korean cinema for the global film and festival-going demographic of the last 20 years. The aforementioned Veteran is already subject to a sequel, as well as two remakes – one just completed and released from director Wu Bai, and with another on the way set to star Salman Khan.
Ryoo shared rafts of details and career exploits in author/writer Mike Fury’s 2015 inaugural literary interview collection, “Life Of Action”. A second book is expected to arrive in before 2020.