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Project Wolf Hunting | Kim Hongsun Interview

Project Wolf Hunting directed by Kim Hongsun

Kim Hongsun is one of the next Korean sensations in cinema.

With more Korean theater and television project imports in the United States, Project Wolf Hunting is another one that die-hard cinemagoers will discuss for some time. The film starts as a crime thriller that turns drastically into a horror fest with no body limbs to spare.

There’s plenty of blood, gore, and violence that nearly makes every scene memorable.

Here is the official synopsis:

Bloody bedlam breaks out on the high seas in writer-director Kim Hongsun’s gnarly action-thriller that pits cops versus cons aboard a cargo ship with a sinister secret in its hold.

When efforts to extradite notorious convicts from the Philippines to South Korea are stymied by a deadly airport bombing, the Korean authorities commandeer the cargo freighter Frontier Wolf for their next transfer. As a rogues’ gallery of lowlifes, including a callous heir to a criminal empire (Seo In-Guk), board the titanic vessel, they are escorted by two dozen hardened detectives, and the vigilant oversight of a hot-headed Coast Guard captain (Sung Dong-il). Despite the heavy security, a plot to seize control of the ship percolates among the prisoners and soon boils over, but what neither cop nor crook appear to be privy to is that they are not the freighter’s only cargo.

What starts as a high-seas, hijacking suddenly ricochets into a kind of a brutal slasher as a sinister shape (Choi Guyhwa) emerges from the bowels of the ship, indiscriminately hunting its passengers—all of whom, judging by the unending geysers of blood that erupt from their wounds, seem to have tremendously high blood pressure.

The film stars Seo In-guk, Jang Dong-yoon, Jung So-min, and Sung Dong-il.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director and writer Kim Hongsun through a translater earlier this week about the realism and gore from his Project Wolf Hunting. Also, we talked about the dangers of the set through the wetness, dangers, and close quarters of a ship.

Kim Hongsun’s previous projects included Metamorphosis, The Chase, and The Con Artists. His crime thriller Traffickers, about organ dealers, earned him the Best New Director at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. Project Wolf Hunting is the first Korean film to play at the Toronto Film Festival since Bong Joon-ho’s The Host in 2006.

The film is currently playing in select theaters in both South Korea and North America today.

Watch the exclusive interview with Kim Hongsun below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

For interviews and news pitches, contact Gig Patta at [email protected].

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Well Go USA Entertainment

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