Despite having numerous expertise with motion films underneath his belt, “Peninsula” is the primary zombie movie of Kang Dong Won’s profession. He talked concerning the strain of sequels, explaining, “I went [to meet the director] realizing that he was getting ready to movie the ‘Train to Busan’ sequel. At first, realizing it was the sequel, it wasn’t a mission that I used to be notably interested by as an actor. However, as a result of ‘Train to Busan’ was so authentic, I used to be .”
He continued, “When making a sequel, we finally should make a sequel that’s higher than the unique. There was quite a lot of strain to fulfill those that loved ‘Train to Busan.’ That strain was alleviated as soon as I learn the script. It acquired rather a lot higher after discussing the visible elements with the director.”
Kang Dong Won additionally spoke about preferring occult movies to zombie ones, however revealed that he was now capable of acknowledge the attraction of the latter style after engaged on “Peninsula.” He shared, “I didn’t sometimes search out zombie movies prior to now. I like horror films and the occult style particularly. I really feel like zombie movies are much less scary. However, as an actor, it’s not like I solely do genres I like, so I wished to attempt it out. Watching and creating are two various things.”
He added, “While making the movie, I got here to know why individuals like [zombie movies]. They’re much less psychologically pressuring than occult movies, however they’re extra intense when it comes to motion. It feels extra business, and I got here to love the style whereas filming the film.”
Amidst the persevering with COVID-19 pandemic, “Peninsula” is the primary blockbuster movie in months to premiere worldwide. Kang Dong Won commented, “I’m additionally curious [how things will go], because it’s principally the primary huge movie to premiere worldwide since COVID-19. I believed ‘Tenet’ would kick issues off, nevertheless it turned out to be us, so I’m wondering the way it will end up. There are inevitably some regretful elements, however given the circumstances, now we have to do what must be executed. There’s nothing else we are able to do.”
When requested what sort of actor he desires to turn into sooner or later, Kang Dong Won shared, “There’s one thing I’ve all the time considered. It’s my need to painting each character rather well. As an actor, wouldn’t that be my final objective? To present actually various photos by way of my performing. There’s rather a lot I must refine [in terms of my skills]. That’s why I attempt to try this.”
Finally, Kang Dong Won shared a message to future viewers of “Peninsula.” He remarked, “It’s actually simply quite a lot of enjoyable. It’s a film we made for everybody to get pleasure from. I actually hope you come to observe it on the theatres and revel in it. It’s not a movie we made to have an overarching societal or political message. It’s actually only a movie that tells the story of people, so I hope you actually have enjoyable watching it. I hope everybody watches our film safely.”
“Peninsula” premieres on July 15. Check out the trailer here!
Watch “Train to Busan” with English subtitles under!
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