The upcoming film, “With the Gods” (literal translation), already boasts a fantastic lineup!
On May 9, the production company, REALIES Pictures, revealed that the cast includes Ha Jung Woo, Cha Tae Hyun, Joo Ji Hoon, Ma Dong Suk, Lee Jung Jae, Kim Hyang Gi, Kim Dong Wook, EXO’s D.O., Kim Hae Sook, Oh Dal Soo, Im Won Hee, Jang Gwang, Jeong Hae Gyun, and Kim Ha Neul.
“With the Gods” is a film adaptation of a webtoon of the same name by Joo Ho Min. The story is about grim reapers who take people to the afterlife and the film will be directed by Kim Yong Hwa. Unusually for a Korean film, it will be filmed in two separate parts at the same time and released sequentially.
Ha Jung Woo will be playing the leader of the grim reapers, while Joo Ji Hoon and Kim Hyang Gi play the chief constable and the maknae of the team respectively. Cha Tae Hyun plays a man who dies suddenly and must undergo seven trials in 49 days in the afterlife. Ma Dong Suk will play the guardian spirit.
Kim Dong Wook will play Cha Tae Hyun’s younger brother, who is now a ghost, and D.O. will play Kim Dong Wook’s successor in the army.
Lee Jung Jae has been cast as the king of the underworld, while Kim Ha Neul plays the ruler in charge of the circle of betrayal (each of the seven trials is a circle of hell with its own ruler). Kim Hae Sook is the ruler of the circle of sloth while Jang Gwang rules the circle of violence. Jung Hae Gyun is the king of the circle of murder while Oh Dal Soo and Im Won Hee are the judges who help with the trials process.
Filming will begin at the end of May and is expected to be released in theaters in 2017.