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Korean Actors Jin Seon Kyu & Yoo Hae Jin Confirm To Join Song Joong Ki & Kim Tae Ri In Upcoming Sci-Fi Movie

by Jessica Rapir / Jun 11, 2019 05:46 AM EDT
Korean actors Jin Seon Kyu and Yoo Hae Jin confirm to join Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri in upcoming sci-fi movie. Photo by Blossom Entertainment/Facebook, J-Wide Company/Facebook, and Asiawiki.com

Hallyu stars Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri will be joined by The Outlaws actor Jin Seon Kyu and A Taxi Driver star Yoo Hae Jin in their upcoming sci-fi film. The two have been confirmed to play major characters in the movie, titled Lightning Ship.

The film is set in the outer space. It tells the story of a problematic pilot, Tae Ho (Song Joong Ki), who is always broke and is willing to do anything for money, and a woman, named Sun Jang (Kim Tae Ri), who leads the Lightning Ship with her fierce personality.

Jin Seon Kyu will take the role of the sweet but savage housekeeper Tiger Park. Jin recently appeared in the hit movies The Outlaws and Extreme Job.

Yoo, on the other hand, has been confirmed to voice a robot character in the movie. Apparently, Lightning Ship will be the country's first attempt at motion capture robotics. Yoo is known for his role in the movies Luck-Key, Confidential Assignment, A Taxi Driver, 1987, and Malmoe: The Secret Mission.

Lightning Ship is also Song Joong Ki's movie comeback since his last film The Battleship Island in 2012. Kim Tae Ri, on the other hand, was last seen in the Netflix period drama Mr. Sunshine and in the movie Little Forest which were released last year. Both masterpieces gave Kim a Best Actress award.

The upcoming K-drama will be helmed by Phantom Detective PD Jo Sung Hee. It will be a reunion movie for Jo and Song Joong Ki who worked together in the 2012 film A Werewolf Boy. Both Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri were confirmed to appear in Lightning Ship earlier this year.

The production of Lightning Ship is expected to commence next month. It is slated to hit theaters in 2020.

Meanwhile, Song Joong Ki currently stars in tvN K-drama Arthdal Chronicles alongside his Descendants of the Sun co-star Kim Ji Won and Suits actor Jang Dong Gun. The series achieved its highest viewership ratings yet at 8.9 percent nationwide on its Episode 4 which aired on Sunday. Arthdal Chronicles airs on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 p.m. KST on tvN.

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