It was first revealed in July, 2015 that Ji Chang Wook and Shim Eun Kyung will be starring as the main characters of the movie “Manipulated City” (tentative title), and the film is finally set to premiere next month. It was also confirmed that Ahn Jae Hong from “Reply 1988” would be joining them.
In the crime action movie, a man who is falsely charged of murder (Ji Chang Wook) unveils the truth about the case and retaliates with his teammates (Shim Eun Kyung and Ahn Jae Hong) within a time limit of 3 minutes and 16 seconds.
The three actors and director Park Kwang Hyun attended a press conference for the movie on January 9.
Ji Chang Wook had only appeared in dramas until now, making this movie his first big screen debut. He revealed, “I was undecided about starring in the movie when I first read the scenario, but after meeting the director and talking with him, I was completely persuaded.”
He went on about his role and genre selection, “I used to play a lot of games when I was in high school. I remember going to the PC room often, so I didn’t really have to do anything in preparation for my character who goes to the PC room all the time,” adding, “I didn’t always choose to do action works, but somehow I ended up doing them.”
Fellow actress Shim Eun Kyung will be taking the role of the dark hacker Yeo Wool who suffers from social phobia, and Ahn Jae Hong will be starring as Demolition, a detailed sniper in the game world and a specialist in explosives in the real world.
Ahn Jae Hong complimented Ji Chang Wook’s acting in action scenes, saying, “I almost fell for him after seeing his action scenes. He has long legs and arms, so each move looks really cool when he does it.”
Even the director spoke highly of Ji Chang Wook’s acting. “Ji Chang Wook is not an action-only actor. I chose him because I wanted a new face in my movie, and it turned out that he’s really good at action scenes too. I didn’t know that because he’s only been in dramas until now. I hope he won’t be mistaken as an actor that only does action because he’s actually skilled at many things,” he praised.
“Manipulated City” will premiere in February. Are you looking forward to it?