South Korean Films To Hit The Box Office This Summer

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Movie-goers and film patrons, watch out for South Korean films slated for summer release!

As the ongoing pandemic COVID-19 massively hits South Korea’s entertainment industry, various film makers and productions will continue its movie releases this coming summer despite the said pandemic.

The last few months have been very difficult for entertainment and film industry because of the comprehensive halting and postponement of several shows throughout the country. This being said, a multitude of cinema spectators reportedly declines being at the lowest point ever recorded.

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Amidst the current extremity, film producer and distributor Next Entertainment World released the video teaser for zombie thriller Peninsula. This hereby confirms their plans for having its summer premiere.

Peninsula is the sequel of hit zombie film of 2016 Train to Busan. Directed by Yeon Sang Ho, the film stars finest actors Gang Dong Won (A Violent Prosecutor, Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned) and Lee Jung Hyun (The Battleship Island).

The film follows the story of non-infected humans in the Korean Peninsula struggling for survival.

According to NEW, the highly-anticipated film premieres this summer in Korea and selected countries.

Watch the thrilling chase of zombies in the official trailer of Peninsula below.


Another film to watch out is the film Hero.  Adapted from a popular musical theater piece of the same title, Hero depicts the story of Ahn Jung Geun – a Korean independence fighter. It dramatizes the final year of Ahn Jung Geun’s life after assassinating Korea’s first resident governor under the Japanese colonial rule by shooting him.

The killing of the governor occurred in Harbin Station in northern China on Oct. 26, 1909. On the following year, March 26, Ahn Jung Geun was executed in a Japanese prison.

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Reportedly, veteran actor Jung Sung Hwa portrays the role of Ahn Jung Geun in the film as well as the original musical in 2009. The versatility of the actor was honored by Korea Musical Awards in 2019 as best lead actor in his musical.

The remake film co-starred by Kim Go Eun (Goblin, The King: Eternal Monarch) slates to open this coming summer.

Hero is directed by Yoon Je Kyoon which his famous works includes Ode to My Father (2014) and Tidal Wave (2009).

According to CJ ENM, the release of the film serves as a commemoration of the activist’s 110th death anniversary.

Watch the official Hero trailer below.

The Victory

Starring two of the most sought-after film actors Song Joong Ki (Descendants of the Sun, Arthdal Chronicles) and Kim Tae Ri (Mr. Sunshine), The Victory targets July or August premiere. Due to the volatile cases of COVID-19, the film’s producers is yet to announce the official and final release date of the film.

They are still monitoring and scrutinizing the current situation. Nonetheless, fans are anticipating this sci-fi space film for its intriguing plot and the main star’s never-before-seen chemistry.

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The action-crime film Mogadishu attributes top-drawer actors Kim Yoon Seok (Dark Figure of Crime) and Jo In Sung (It’s Okay That’s Love). Directed by star director Ryu Seung Wan, the South Korean film almost reaches post-production.

Meanwhile, they finished the filming duration in Morocco shortly after the outbreak of COVID-19. Fans are in high-hopes for this film as this would be Jo In Sung’s comeback film after his action period film The Great Battle.

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From the major South Korean film company Showbox, comes a comedy-disaster film Sinkhole. The film stars prime and renowned actors in comedic genre, in particular, Cha Seung Won (Hwayugi, The Greatest Love), Lee Kwang Soo (LiveRunning Man) and Kim Sung Kyun (The Fiery Priest).

There has no prior news regarding the definite date of release but a lot of fans are anticipating the film for its star-studded casts and hilarious and belly-laugh premise.

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Source: The Korea Herald

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