Krystal, Jang Dong Yoon, And More Impress At Script Reading For New OCN Thriller “Search”
“Search” is a military thriller drama that takes place in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and tells the story of a specialized search party that forms to uncover the truth behind mysterious disappearance and murder cases. This is OCN’s fourth work in their dramatic cinema project following “Trap,” “Strangers From Hell,” and “Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation.”
In April, the actors and production team of “Search” gathered together for the first script reading before filming. Along with director Im Dae Woong and scriptwriters Goo Mo and Go Myung Joo, actors Jang Dong Yoon, f(x)’s Krystal, Moon Jung Hee, Yoon Park, Lee Hyun Wook, and more were present at the script reading. The set was filled with excitement and anticipation as the actors passionately immersed themselves into their roles.
While this will be Krystal’s first return to OCN in two years following her role in “The Player.” “Search” will be Jang Dong Yoon’s first OCN thriller. Jang Dong Yoon will be playing Yong Dong Jin, a military dog handler and sergeant who’s almost done serving his time in the military and is counting down the days until his discharge. During the script reading, Jang Dong Yoon showcased his wide acting spectrum by exuding warm charisma while handing the military dog and by putting on the bravado of an experienced sergeant.
Krystal will play lieutenant Son Ye Rim who has both outstanding stamina and intelligence. With her charisma and a blunt and straightforward tone, Krystal skillfully portrayed Son Ye Rim with a thorough understanding of her character.
Moon Jung Hee will be playing Kim Da Jung, a reservist who was once the head of the special forces team in charge of counterterrorism and now works as a tour guide at the DMZ Memorial Hall. Yoon Park will be making a shocking transformation from his usual gentle image as the role of Song Min Kyu, an elite officer who becomes the leader of the search party. Lee Hyun Wook has been cast in the role of Lee Joon Sung, the deputy team leader who possesses the mindset of a true soldier.
With the addition of Yong Dong Jin, who is in charge of the hunting dog Leo, and special officer Son Ye Rim, Kim Da Jung, Song Min Kyu, and Lee Joon Sung will all gather at the DMZ for different reasons to join the search party that will uncover the truth behind the mysterious case. Viewers are already curious to discover what secrets will be hidden at the DMZ and how the team will build their camaraderie through the special case.
The production team shared, “The actors’ passionate acting stood out on set as they perfectly immersed themselves into each of their characters despite it being the first script reading. A high quality project with the trifecta of a lively and well-structured story, sharp directing, and realistic acting from actors who have each added their own presence will visit the viewers soon.”
“Search” will be helmed by director Im Dae Woong, who directed “House of the Disappeared” and “Horror Stories,” and written by scriptwriters Goo Mo and Go Myung Joo, who have written for numerous films.
“Search” will premiere in the second half of 2020.
In the meantime, watch Krystal in OCN’s “The Player” below: