On September 28, filming for the upcoming film, “Chronicle of a Blood Merchant” finally ended.
The story is set in the 1960s, and tells the story of the married couple, Heo Sam Kwan (Ha Jung Woo) and Heo Ok Ran (Ha Ji Won), and their three sons. It is a film adaptation of a novel of the same name written by a Chinese writer Yu Hua.
Also starring are Jeon Hye Jin, Jang Kwang, Joo Jin Mo, Sung Dong Il, Lee Kyung Young, Kim Young Ae, Jun Man Shik, Jo Jin Woong, Kim Ki Chun, Kim Sung Kyun, Yoon Eun Hye and Hwang Bora. The film has been gathering much attention not only for its star cast but also the fact that Ha Jung Woo has taken up directing for the film as well.
The filming started in June and for around four months they traveled to Jeolla-do Suncheon and Gyeongsang-do Hapcheon among others. It’s been reported that the filming was done in a good atmosphere, as everyone got together as a family. The last scene was one with the two leads, Ha Jung Woo and Ha Ji Won. The two led the scene energetically as they engaged into their respective characters. As soon as the scene ended, all of the actors and actresses as well as the hundred plus staff members shared their last bittersweet greetings.
Ha Jung Woo stated, “I thank all the members of our team for allowing the filming to end without difficulty. I will do my best to produce a film that shows all of the hard work and passion we all put into filming this project.” Ha Ji Won also commented, “I’m glad that we happily ended the filming for a good movie today. I want to thank all of our staff members that always gladly put their efforts into filming despite the fact that it was a lot of hard work. I am truly grateful. I’m excited to reconnect with the public audience through a very good project.”
Meanwhile, “Chronicle of a Blood Merchant” will be entering its last editing stages. It is set to release early next year, and is expected to be warm and humorous.
Anyone looking forward to this movie?