Actor Yeo Jin Goo will be starring in the $2 million high-budget sci-fi fantasy film “Kwon Bob” (aka Martial Arts).
“Kwon Bob” is a Korean-Chinese large scale collab project between CJ E&M and China Film Group (CFG), and the Chinese production company Pegasus & Taihe Entertainment will be co-distributing, sponsoring, and producing the film.
The film is a sci-fi fantasy set in a future with quickly depleting energy sources, and is about a high school boy named Kwon Bob (Yeo Jin Goo) who by chance comes to a village where criminals live, and must fight to protect the village’s secrets of unlimited energy from dangerous powers.
With a screenplay and direction by Park Kwang Hyun, the director of 2005’s “Welcome to Dongmakgol,” anticipation for this film is high. The film will start filming in the latter half of this year, and is tentatively set for a premiere in 2016.
On casting actor Yeo Jin Goo for the role of Kwon Bob, a CJ E&M official said, “In the emotional portrayal and action skill that he has shown us through various works, we saw an endless potential in him. We believe he is the best fit to pull off both the emotional and physical aspects of this film.”
Originally, the role of Kwon Bob was supposed to be done by actor Jo In Sung as his comeback film following his military discharge. In the beginning, the film production ran into difficulties, and the film was folded, then back up and running again. Eventually, after roughly a 3-year wait, although the film finally scored a budget of 20,000,000,000 won (approx $2 million), Jo In Sung withdrew from the film due to scheduling conflicts.