Seol Kyung-gu and Lee Sun-kyun’s “Kingmaker”, Song Kang-ho and Jeon Do-yeon’s “Emergency Declaration”, “The Pirates” as well as “The Policeman’s Lineage” will be released one after another.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Matrix: Reservation,” “Kingsman: First Agent” are large-scale foreign films that are set to target Korean theaters in December this year. While a number of Korean films have been delayed due to the spread of the pandemic, Hollywood and other foreign filmmakers are attracting audiences with the familiar “franchise” works.
As a result, the theater district at the end of this year and New Year was expected to be a hiatus for Korean films. However, Korean movies which cannot be stopped by the current situation will still come out with top star actors.
Seol Kyung-gu and Lee Sun-kyun will open the door in December by introducing “Kingmaker,” and Song Kang-ho, Jeon Do-yeon, and Lee Byung-hyun will release “Emergency Declaration” with Kim Nam-gil and Lim Si-wan, while Kang Ha-neul and Han Hyo-joo will release “The Pirates: Goblin Flag” and Cho Jin-woong and Choi Woo-sik will release “The Policeman’s Lineage” in January, respectively. These titles literally range from top star actors representing Korean films to the next-generation screen leaders.
As such, each work also has its own factor that makes us look forward to their box office success. With the simultaneous performances of representative actors of each generation of Korean movies, the theater district at the end of the year is expected to become a “party award” for Korean titles.