“Along With The Gods 2” And “The Spy Gone North” Choose Synergy Over Rivalry With Fun Get-Togethers
An interesting sight has been unfolding between the cast and crew of some of this summer’s hottest films!
Lotte Entertainment’s “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” and CJ Entertainment’s “The Spy Gone North” are currently captivating moviegoers this summer in Korea. “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” premiered on August 1 and has been breaking records ever since, reaching 9 million moviegoers in just eight days since its release and beginning its countdown to reaching 10 million. Meanwhile, “The Spy Gone North” was released on August 8 and has attracted 1.5 million audience members since then.
Though some may expect a rivalry between the two films, the cast and crew of the two films seemed to have a different idea. Instead, the tagline “Along with the Gods is the Spy Gone North” has been created to showcase moments of the two films’ cast and crew hanging out together and cheering each other on.
Joo Ji Hoon posted a photo of the two teams having dinner together on August 11 with the caption, “A gathering of ‘Along with the Gods is the Spy Gone North.'”
Since then, the Instagram accounts of both distribution companies have shared photos of the two teams traveling in buses to attend screening events with CJ Entertainment captioning their photos with, “Spies and grim reapers who have taken over the cinemas. Capturing both friendship and success together despite the heat. We really agree with this collaboration. Along with the Gods is the Spy Gone North.”
At the center of the connection between the two films stands Joo Ji Hoon, who plays a leading role in both films. On August 11, he joined the “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” cast on stage at a screening event before traveling to an event for “The Spy Gone North” later in the evening.
Through such interactions and supportive posts, the cast and crew of both films hope to create a synergy effect that will breathe more life into Korean theaters this summer.