King of Joseon now shooting
By Patrick Frater
Tue, 28 February 2012, 16:43 PM (HKT)
Lee takes the title role in Masquerade 광해 왕이 되 남자 (pictured). The 17th century king is reputed to have been one of Korea's most eccentric and interesting rulers, but met a sticky end when he was dethroned in a coup. Lee also plays the role of a commoner who physically resembles the king and is temporarily put in charge of the kingdom.
It is directed by CHOO Chang-min 추창민 | 秋昌旼 from a script by Old Boy 올드보이 (2003) co-writer HWANG Jo-yun 황조윤. Production is by REALies Pictures 리얼라이즈 픽쳐스, with finance, distribution and international sales handled by CJ E&M Corp 씨제이이앤엠 주식회사.
The film is now shooting at the Nanyangju studios outside Seoul and is scheduled to be delivered in time for a late autumn or early winter release.
| 오직 그대만
A mainstream, TV-style melodrama made by a director with no feeling for the genre, boosted only by okay leads.
| 광해 왕이 되 남자
Costume drama, marbled with comedy, is played, directed and written with total confidence.
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