Director Kim Ji Woon of “Illang: The Wolf Brigade” opened up about his casting choices.
“Illang: The Wolf Brigade” is a remake of the Japanese animation movie “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade.” The story takes place within the yr 2029. The sci-fi movie tells the story of the struggles of a particular police unit and authorities job power after an anti-reunification terrorist group assaults the nation following the announcement of a five-year plan for North and South Korea’s reunification.
The director talked in regards to the behind story of the casting for every of the primary actors, beginning with Jung Woo Sung. He stated, “In the case of Jung Woo Sung, once you check out all of the characters he has performed, they at all times needed to step up. He performed very emotional, reckless, and penetrating roles. I believed it might be potential for the actor Jung Woo Sung to attempt to present his presence whereas taking management of every thing with out shifting for the primary time.”
He continued, “[In this movie] he’s a chilly, stern, and hard-headed character who plans, controls, and directs. I received the impression that he was ageing very effectively, like Hollywood star George Clooney. I believed now is the time to indicate the dignity and expertise of Jung Woo Sung, so I ought to hurry and use him [in my film].”
Regarding Han Hyo Joo, the director stated, “As you all know, Han Hyo Joo is an excellent actress. She expresses the main points very effectively. In romantic motion pictures or melodramas, she often portrays a girl who’s calm, harmless, clear, and vivid, and I believed I ought to create a darkish shadow over her. That approach, a robust character could possibly be created. Hyo Joo additionally acted extra apparently whereas displaying such a brand new face by means of the film.”
The director additionally talked about Kim Moo Yeol and Han Ye Ri, saying, “I believed Kim Moo Yeol match the picture of a somewhat imply, chilly, and attractive villain. I believed that if I put Kim Moo Yeol’s emotions into the function of Han Sang Woo, I’d discover a character with attention-grabbing particulars. Han Ye Ri additionally didn’t painting this type of character in her earlier works. I questioned if I might present attention-grabbing appearing by directing characters with extra new seems than ever carried out earlier than.”
When requested why he gave the lead function of Lim Joong Kyung to Kang Dong Won, the director replied, “Lim Joong Kyung of ‘Illang’ is Kang Dong Won himself. I by no means considered a substitute earlier than. Kang Dong Won is essentially the most constant actor with the film. And what’s so essential right here is, after the prologue comes a silhouette from above the ruins. I wanted an individual who might present the sunshine and ambiance of the silhouette. Who can carry out the gorgeous actions whereas nonetheless portraying the character’s unhappy internal facet and chastity? Kang Dong Won had all of these skills.”
The director additionally shared his ideas about casting idol-turned-actor Minho from the group SHINee. He commented, “I occurred to consider Minho’s face loads when writing the situation. While writing about Kim Chul Jin, I wanted somebody who was extraordinarily loyal to the purpose the place he’s thought-about rigid. Kim Chul Jin appeared to be a dependable right-hand man who carries out his missions in an rigid method. That’s why I considered Minho’s wholesome and healthful face loads.”
Then he shared, “While testing the listing of potential actors, Minho’s photograph was there. I requested, ‘Minho desires the function though it’s a small one?’, and I heard he needed the function loads. So we had a gathering. I noticed the film “Derailed,” and he acted very earnestly. I felt it like he was saying, ‘I don’t know in regards to the preconceived notions of an idol’s appearing, and I’m simply going to show myself by doing my finest.’”
The director praised the idol, saying, “It was commendable and admirable. I’m very glad Minho took this function. I got here to suppose that Minho ought to present one thing that might be appreciated as an actor, somewhat than simply utilizing an idol as a face.”
“Illang: The Wolf Brigade” premiered on July 25.