So Ji-Sub's Casting Behind for Upcoming Film, 'Battleship Island'

By Bondy Lee / 2017.06.16
(YouTube Screenshot) So Ji-Sub's casting behind for upcoming film, 'Battleship Island'

Actor So Ji-sub unveiled the behind story of his casting to Ryu Seung-wan's upcoming film, "The Battleship Island."

"I had a chance to work with director Ryu Seung-wan before, but it didn't happen. I thought if I don't accept his offer this time, he won't give me a scenario again."

So Ji-sub laughed to said that at the press conference at the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on June 15th.

"I realized that how much Ryu Seung-wan was crazy about film production after working with him," he continued. "It was a new experience and I learned a lot." 

Director Ryu responded saying, "Ahh, actors are flattering me so much today."

So Ji-sub also talked about action scenes. "There was a lot of action scenes in such a small place," he said. "I practiced for about a month and a half to carry them out."

He was confident about the production. "It's a move that touches our heart as you watch it. I wish the audience to feel the emotion."

"The Battleship Island" that is scheduled to appear on the screen on July 7th depicts the story of Korean soldiers who were drafted into the military by force during the Japanese occupation, to escape from the  Battleship Island (Hashima Island) in Japan. 

In the movie, Hwang Jung-min as Lee Kang-ok was a bandmaster at a hotel in Kyungsung who fooled by the message that he would be sent to Japan but drafted to the island. So Ji-sub plays Choi Chil-sung who was the best street fighter in the Jongno area in Kyungsung.

Song Joong-ki as Park Moo-young is a soldier of the Korean independence movement who entered into the island to rescue major fighters for movement. Actress Lee Jung-hyun and Kim Su-an also appear. 

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