Netflix stepped up to the podium on Wednesday to bolster its Korean slate for the year, announcing a total of as many as twenty-four projects in film, TV and unscripted K-content. There’s definitely a few that have our attention, first out of three film titles in particular which includes Confessions Of Murder and The Villainess helmer Jung Byung-gil’s upcoming Netflix original film, Carter, announced last March by the streamer with actor Joo Won (SBS series Alice, KBS2 drama Good Doctor, SBS series Yong-Pal) starring as a top agent who awakens with amnesia and is thrust into the mission of a lifetime.
The photo afterwards reveals the latest look at actress Kim Hyun-joo in Jung-E, Train To Busan and Peninsula director Yeon Sang-ho’s new futuristic sci-fi announced last March. Yeon directs from his script with Kim joined by Kang Soo-youn and Ryu Kyung-soo, for a story set in the 22nd century where Earth, rendered desolate and uninhabitable due to climate change, and the chances of cloning a legendary mercenary into a scalable robot becomes the make-or-break move for mankind’s last ditch effort for survival as internal war looms.
Third is the latest from director Na Hyun who served up an explosive directing debut on Showbox’s 2017 release, The Prison, starring Kim Rae-won and Han Suk-kyu. He returns this year with gangster thriller Yaksha: Ruthless Operations, toplined by none other than actor Sol Kyung-gu who stars in Byun Sung-hyun’s upcoming political thriller, Kingmaker. Na also penned the script with An Sang-hoon, on Yaksha, also starring Squid Game’s Park Hae-soo for a story billed as “a breathtaking spy action film” about a merciless leader of an espionage team who crosses paths with a by-the-book, underdog prosecutor on a special inspection mission in Shenyang, a city in China notorious for espionage.
Check out the first look stills from these three feature films below, and click here to get a view of all 24 titles on Netflix’s K-content slate.