Sources are reporting that South Korea is already poised for some franchise buzz in the coming months with production on-going since this past summer with the new fantasy flick, With God. Designated as a two-parter, the budding film franchise is inspired by a three-phase webcomic by creator Ju Ho-Min, casting actor Cha Tae-Hyun (My New Sassy Girl) as a man who dies must undergo a 49-day period of seven trials to prove himself as a dissident “angel of death” unavoidably meddles in human affairs.
The film will stand reportedly as a prequel in its making, taking its cues from the “Afterlife” phase of the webcomic. Mr. Go and 200 Pounds Beauty helmer Kim Yong-hwa is directing with a notable cast that also lists The Tunnel co-star Oh Dal-Su, Asura: The City Of Madness co-star Ju Ji-Hoon, Kundo stars Ha Jung-Woo and Ma Dong-Seok as both our aforementioned “angel of death” and the “God Of House”, and Assassination co-star Lee Jung-Jae as the “God Of Death”, among others.
China-based Alpha Group’s film arm, Alpha Pictures has invested up to $2.16 million USD into the $25 million dollar production being housed at VFX facility Dexter Studios in South Korea ahead of the film’s slated release this summer.