Upcoming historical action film “The Swordsman” (literal translation) has confirmed its cast!
“The Swordsman” explores the stories of swordsmen in Joseon during the Ming-Qing transition period.
Jang Hyuk will be playing the role of Tae Yool, a swordsman holding onto secrets from the past. Indonesian actor Joe Taslim is starring in his first Korean film as a cold-hearted commander of the Qing dynasty.
Choi Jin Ho will play Lee Mok Yo, Kim Hyun Soo will be Tae Yool’s daughter Tae Ok, and Jang Hyun Sung stars as the king. Lee Minhyuk is also making his big screen debut as the king’s bodyguard Kyeom Sa Bok.
The actors have been training in martial arts and horseback riding for four months now, before filming took off.
The film’s director Choi Jae Hoon commented, “After thoroughly undergoing the pre-production stage for a long time with great passion, the actors and staff have finished preparations to demonstrate creative, never-before-seen action and martial arts scenes. I will work my hardest to while filming with the reliable actors and staff.”
Thanks to Rocío for the tip!