Actress and Girls’ Generation member Seohyun will play the female lead in SF film “Finding the King”.
According to the film industry on February 8th, Seohyun recently confirmed her appearance in “Finding the King” and is preparing for the filming. “Finding the King” tells about what happens when an unidentified thing comes to a remote village in a demilitarized zone in the summer of 1980.
Known as the first SF film challenge by director Won Shin Yeon of “The Battle: Roar to Victory” and “Memoir of a Murderer”, “Finding the King” is drawing keen attention in the film industry. Koo Kyo Hwan plays a health center doctor dispatched to the village, while Yoo Jae Myung has also confirmed his appearance as a villager with a righteous personality.
Seohyun is expected to portray the only nurse at the village’s health center and lead the story together with Yoo Jae Myung and Koo Kyo Hwan. Seohyun, who debuted as a member of Girls’ Generation in 2007, has been carrying out various acting projects alongside her singing activities. She has challenged movies and dramas of different genres, such as Netflix’s “Love and Leashes”, KBS2’s “Jinxed at First”, “Song of the Bandits”, “Holy Night: Demon Hunters”, etc.
Seohyun will make her first attempt with SF films this year through “Finding the King”. On February 3rd, Seohyun completed her first script reading with director Won Shin Yeon, actors Yoo Jae Myung, Koo Kyo Hwan and prayed for a safe movie shoot.
As Korean SF films are gaining keen attention in the industry, movie producers are trying to develop VFX skills and techniques. The scope of Korean SF films has expanded a lot thanks to the success of “Space Sweepers”, Choi Dong Hoon’s “Alienoid Part 1”, and the most recent release – Netflix’s “Jung_E”.
The fact that Wysiwyg Studios, which was in charge of VFX for “The Witch” and “Space Sweepers”, will participate in “Finding the King” as the main investor and co-producer also shows a significant change in the film industry.
“Finding the King” will begin filming in the first half of this year and is expected to premiere next year.