For those of you wondering just what the hell director Ryoo Seung-wan is up to, fret not! Lotte Entertainment is currently at AFM launching world sales and representing the celebrated filmmaker’s latest project, Mogadishu.
Ryoo has actors Kim Yoon-seok, Zo In-sung and Huh Joon-ho starring in a story set in the late 1980s as North and South Korea are at an impasse over their campaigns to join the United Nations. Diplomats from both Koreas soon find themselves trapped amid Somalia’s explosive civil war in 1990 and must rely on each other to survive. The film was listed in Screen International Magazine’s South Korea column for Hot Projects.
Kim stars in 1987: When The Day Comes, and in Well Go USA’s upcoming release, Dark Figure Of Crime, and also broke out into directing with feature debut, Another Child. Zo’s recent credits include The Great Battle and The King, with Huh recently starring in corporate thriller, Default, Kim Jee-woon’s Illang: The Wolf Brigade and Yong-soo’s Man Of Men.
Ryoo’s proven ability to direct intense, high-energy titles like Arahan, Veteran and Battleship Island to name a few. A Veteran sequel was also announced following the original success but there’s no telling if that will happen. At any rate, Mogadishu sounds purely promising.