With “City Hunter” ending in two weeks, Lee Min Ho may be heading to Hollywood anytime soon! Just recently, Hong Kong and American film producer Terence Chang flew to Korea to meet up with the popular actor. Although nothing has been officially announced, the meeting is already causing many speculations about Lee Min Ho’s possible career in Tinseltown.
Terence Chang is known for producing hits like “Mission: Impossible II” (2000), starring Tom Cruise, “FACE/OFF,” (1997) starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, “Broken Arrow” (1996), starring John Travolta and Christian Slater, and more. He’s also one of John Woo’s longtime friends and favored producers. Currently, the famed producer is working with Korean director John Lee (aka Lee Jae Han) in producing Hollywood film “The Killer,” (2012) starring Jung Woo Sung.
The famed producer personally visited the set of “City Hunter,” watched the filming, and also chatted with Park Min Young before meeting with Lee Min Ho. Representatives of StarHaus Entertainment stated, “With Lee Min Ho’s popularity overseas growing, especially in China, Mr. Chang took an interest in him and requested a meeting. Mr. Chang praised Lee Min Ho, saying he looked even better in person and is an actor who can challenge himself endlessly.”
Lee Min Ho commented, “Everything was hectic because I was in the middle of filming, but I felt very fortunate and grateful that such a famous producer came all the way to Korea to meet me. I will continue to work hard and prepare myself – in foreign languages and others – to succeed abroad.”
Meanwhile, “City Hunter” acheived its highest rating yet with 19.9% (ABG Nielsen) for last night’s episode. Sung Yuri’s “Romance Town” followed with 11.6%, and Jung Yong Hwa’s “Heartstrings” with 6.2%. Lee Min Ho’s “City Hunter” will air its 16th episode tonight, July 14th, on SBS at 9:55PM KST.