Capelight Pictures is proudly releasing Lee Sang-yong’s hotly anticipated threequel, The Roundup: No Way Out, on June 2 in North American theaters. The film returns actor Don Lee back in the spotlight for another round as the no-frills and no BS detective Ma, following 2017’s The Outlaws in which he tracks down a notorious mobster in South Korea’s Chinatown district, and in last year’s The Roundup in which he hunts down a vicious killer.
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If you enjoyed the brutal melee of bludgeoning fists and retribution delivered by Don Lee in last year’s The Roundup and you’re ready for impending threequel The Roundup: No Way Out, you’d be wise to stay the course for its fourth outing, The Roundup: Punishment.
ABO is going hard this month as the release date approaches for Lee Sang-yong’s Don Lee threequel, The Roundup: No Way Out. The film comes out in South Korea late May with other territories pending from this summer, including ours, and I reckon it’ll be just in time for some of this year’s festivals to add it to their slates, hopefully.
I’ve been awake for a few hours before I’m actually supposed to be up and about my day, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some of the latest enticing poster art for director Lee Sang-yong’s The Roundup: No Way Out. There’s a main poster in both Hangul and English, as well as a trio of character posters making the rounds for the film’s May 31 release.
The Roundup franchise is making its way back to relevancy with the first teaser for The Roundup: No Way Out. This one marks the third chapter in the upbeat crime thriller saga led by actor Don Lee who continues to grow his career both at home and abroad, as he’s been hinting of late through his social media posts following his most recent stint with Marvel.
Consider this your seasonal reminder that one of the baddest-ass actors of the last several years is on deck to return as a leading character favorite in the Beast Cop saga in The Roundup: No Way Out. We already have a few first looks at the star in the new film from director Lee Sang-yong and starring Don Lee, though hopefully a trailer won’t be too far off from now to stir things up.
Production is underway for The Roundup: No Way Out, according to THR‘s Patrick Brzeski who says cameras began rolling last week. The news comes following reports back in May citing casting news now confirmed in this week’s coverage with Don Lee heading up the cast once more.
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Watch any of actor Don Lee’s earlier films and you’ll know he wasn’t as sizeable as he has been in the last, say, maybe eight or ten years. Regardless of whether his beefy build was a planned effort or not, however, you have to give it to him for using it to his advantage and ultimately paving a way for an evolution in Korean cinema of late with a raft of hard-hitting roles as a big, hard-hitting character with enough screen charisma to match the likes of Schwarzenegger and current business partner Stallone to name a certain few, which now brings us to Lee Sang-yong’s The Outlaws follow-up, The Roundup.
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Following reports back in May of 2019, Deadline‘s Nancy Tartaglione is reaffirming the news on the pending Don Lee and Sylvester Stallone collab, a remake of Lee Won-tae’s hit 2019 action crime thriller, The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil.
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Multiple Korean news outlets are reporting that a third follow-up to Kang Yoon-sung’s 2017 cop thriller vehicle, The Outlaws, is well on the way with a forth installment already in development.
Fact is that even international film star Don Lee himself has alluded toward comedy roles as his preferred mode. There’s an interview out there from a few years back where he talks about this, and you can surely imagine the notion of just seeing him on screen and endulging in the overall charisma he brings to audiences in his performances.
Don Lee in “The Outlaws” (2017) – Credit: M-Line Distribution
Production is currently underway for The Roundup, a sequel to Kang Yoon-sung’s 2017 action hit, The Outlaws.Lee Sang-young is making his debut at the helm for a returning cast that currently sees Don Lee (The Gangster. The Cop. The Devil., Unstoppable, Along With The Gods 2: The Last 49 Days, upcoming The Eternals), and the new addition of actor Son Suk-ku (Hit-And-Run Squad), with filming expected to wrap this summer.The first film saw Lee at the wheel as Ma Suk-do, a.k.a. “the Beast Cop”, heading a small anti-crime task force and dispensing justice amid warring gangs and the rise of a vicious crime boss in a South Korean Chinatown district in 2004. The Roundup sees Ma, front and center once more on a mission to Southeast Asia to extradite a suspect where a ruthless killer who has been targeting tourists for years emerges.“Buyers have been telling us they are betting on Don Lee to become even more well-known after [The Eternals]. The Roundup release date hasn’t even been set yet, but it speaks to the strength of the content and the actor that these top distributors have bought the film,” said K-Movie Entertainment head of sales Sylvie Kim. K-Movie reps international sales on the project and has since landed multiple sales at EFM which wrapped its 2021 events on Friday. Japan was among the territories where the film scored release rights for distro company, Hian, who are also involved in a Japanese remake of the 2017 thriller; a Hindi language remake is also in tow from director Prabhu Deva for Zee Studios due this May, starring Salman Khan. (Screen)
With five directing credits between them, Lee Hae-jun and Kim Byeong-seo had their work cut out for them with their latest disaster epic, Ashfall – internationally titled for market appeal and for western audiences, particuarly in the U.S. where CJ Entertainment will eventually signal its own release stateside.
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By far one of the biggest feats of Korean cinema of late is watching actor Don Lee command the screen. His latest entry with director Lee Won-Tae in The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil is now readying a North American Blu-Ray release next week and we’re aiming to give away three copies to fans who can answer the following trivia:
CJ Entertainment is proudly signaling moviegoers with a release date for September 11 for Son Yong-Ho’s feature crime thriller, The Bad Guys: Reign Of Chaos. The film takes its cues from the 2014 and 2016 OCN drama series with the return of actors Kim Sang-Joong and Marvel Phase Four addition Don Lee to their respective roles from the first series.