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S. Korean director Yeon Sang-ho to launch new sci-fi film on Netflix

All News 14:58 July 06, 2021

SEOUL, July 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's renowned filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho of the global hit "Train to Busan" (2016) will direct a new Netflix original movie, starring award-winning actress Kang Soo-youn, the U.S. streaming platform said Tuesday.

According to Netflix, Yeon's new science-fiction film, temporarily titled "Jung Yi," depicts the pollution-destroyed world in the 22nd century, where people try to make robots through brain cloning to win a civil war.

Kang Soo-youn, who won the best actress prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1986, will take the title role in the upcoming Netflix original. She will resume her film career about eight years after the short indie film "Jury" in 2013.

Along with Kang, Kim Hyun-joo and Ryu Kyung-soo were also cast as the lead actors, Netflix said.

"Jung Yi" will be Yeon's second Netflix project following the webtoon-based "Hellbound" (working title), which is now in production, starring Yoo Ah-in and Kim Hyun-joo.

Yeon rose to global fame after his zombie thriller "Train To Busan" became a worldwide hit in 2016, one of the highest grossing Korean movies outside the country, with a total revenue of US$93 million.

Actors Kang Soo-youn (L), Kim Hyun-joo (C) and Ryu Kyung-soo are seen in photos provided by Cine 21, YNK Entertainment and Studio Santa Claus Entertainment, respectively. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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