International star and Squid Game Actor Lee Jung Jae has helmed a feature film movie HUNT.
With a 30-year acting career that began with his 1993 acting debut, Lee Jung Jae is taking on a new challenge by taking the helm of HUNT. He had been given the option of playing a role in the movie, but after reading the script, he decided to work behind the scenes instead since he thought “I could build a lot of similar threads between two individuals linked by a noble cause.”
He has taken HUNT into the realm of espionage action drama, but focused on the psychological warfare between the characters, heightening the overall tension.
“Of course spectacular action sequences play an important part in the film, but I also wanted to make sure that the audience’s attention was held by a story that had plot twists within plot twists, and to be invested in how the two characters decide on their fates,” said Lee Jung Jae, explaining how HUNT differs from other espionage films.
The espionage movie achieved its continued success and milestone by reaching 3 million moviegoers getting their spots on the top list of Korean Weekly Box Office, as of August 21 where the movie locally played on August 10.
Hunt is a 2022 South Korean espionage action film directed by Lee Jung Jae in his feature directorial debut. Starring the director itself, Lee Jung Jae, and Jung Woo Sung. It was invited to the noncompetitive Midnight Screening section at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
Taking place in the ‘80s against the backdrop of a cold war between the two Koreas, HUNT tells an engrossing tale of a spy agency conducting a smoke-out operation to root out a mole.
Park Pyongho and Kim Jungdo eventually find themselves in a situation where they must compete, maintaining the tension at an optimal rate, as a result of his making their conditions worse and worse for both of them.
The film was released on August 10, 2022, in Korea, and will be simultaneously playing in the Philippines through the effort of the content production and distribution company, GLIMMER INC. which aims on bringing the best Korean entertainment collaboration to the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
Glimmer Inc. hopes to bring in the high production quality of Korean content that is known to the Philippine scene in line with its vision to leverage the exchange of great talents in both countries through content co-production and film distribution.
A tight story to pull you in, and which you won’t be able to take your eyes from!
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the movie on this new accomplishment~~