On the 19th, a Chungmuro* rep said Park Yuchun has recently confirmed acting in ‘Sea Fog’ and is in the process of signing the contract. He was in discussion with the production team for a long period and has finally confirmed that he will act in it. His role is as sailor/seaman Dong Shik, with veteran actor Kim Yoon-seok as the captain; it is a charismatic role desired by many actors in the 20s and 30s. Filming is expected to start in mid October.
‘Sea Fog’ will be produced by Bong Joon-ho, the director of box office hit ‘Snowpiercer’ and this will be his first production. It will be directed by Shim Sung-bo, the screenwriter for ‘Memories of Murder’ and it will be his directing debut. The story is based on the original 2007 stage play of the same name and is about the crew of a ship dealing with stowaways in the open sea. The huge production costs being invested in this large-scale work of high expectations, the Chungmuro representative veteran actor Kim Yoon-seok, and Park Yuchun who beat many candidates to land the role, are drawing much attention.
(*Note: Chungmuro is the Korean equivalent of Hollywood)
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[NEWS] Park Yoo Chun to Make Big Screen Debut with “Sea Fog”
JYJ‘s Park Yoo Chun will be making his big screen debut!
Park Yoo Chun has been cast as the male lead for “Sea Fog,” which is directed byShim Sung Bo and produced by the famous Bong Joon Ho (“The Host,” “Snow Piercer”).
On August 19, film industry insiders revealed that Park Yoo Chun has made his final decision and is looking to sign the contract. One particular source spoke with OSEN and said, “After a long-time discussion, Park Yoo Chun has confirmed to join the film cast and is working out the details of the contract.”
Park Yoo Chun will be playing a sailor named Dong Shik, who works under the ship’s captain, played by Kim Yoon Suk. It is reported that the role of Dong Shik is so attractive that many male actors in their twenties and thirties wanted it but lost it to Park Yoo Chun.
This will be Park Yoo Chun’s first step into the film industry after successful runs in the K-dramaland. He has made special appearances in films in the past but this will be his first official leaing role in a film.
Park Yoo Chun has proven his exceptional acting skills in dramas such as “I Miss You,” “Rooftop Prince,” and “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” and has finally ventured into the big screen market.
Meanwhile, “Sea Fog” will be produced by Bong Joon Ho, who is currently seeing much success with “Snow Piercer.” “Sea Fog” will be directed by Shim Sung Bo, who worked on “Memories of Murder” in the past. “Sea Fog” is based on a 2007 play and is about a certain ship and its crew out on the vast sea. It is to start filming in the middle of October.