There’s an allure of watching films of a lone assassin taking out teams of thugs and murderers. In The Killer, South Korean star Jang Hyuk is a retired killer who must unretire to save a girl.
The film also stars Lee Seo-young (KPOP singer of GWSN) and Bang Eun-jung (My Roommate is a Gumiho, Young Adult Matters). Jae-Hoon Choi directed the movie from the story written by Ji-Woong Nam.
Here is the official synopsis:
Based on a popular Korean web-novel, The Killer is a stylistic, anime-like, action-thriller in the vein of John Wick, The Raid, and The Man from Nowhere. It stars Jang Hyuk (Disney+’s Bloody Heart, The Swordsman, Tomb of the River), a veteran actor, who has recently made his mark in the action genre, doing his own stunts and choreographing fight scenes.
Ui-gang is a hit man who has decided to retire. He has a nice house and all the money he needs, but one day his girlfriend takes a trip to Jeju Island and leaves him with a request. Her companion on the trip has a 17-year-old daughter Yoon-ji who will be left alone during their three-week vacation. Ui-gang reluctantly agrees to look after Yoon-ji and make sure she doesn’t get into trouble.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actor Jang Hyuk on the action, stunts, and gunplay of The Killer.
Jang Hyuk is a South Korean actor who had a breakout role in the action film Volcano High. The following year, he starred in the sleeper hit Jungle Juice. His popularity ballooned in the television drama Successful Story of a Bright Girl with actress Jang Na-ra. In 2003, he starred alongside Lee Na-young in the comedy Please Teach Me English and then starred with Jun Ji-hyun in Windstruck. His other credits included Thank You, The Slave Hunters, Deep Rooted Tree, You Are My Destiny, Money Flower, and The Swordsman.
The Killer is released today theatrically in both the United States and Korea.
Watch the exclusive interview with Jang Hyuk below. Let us know what you think of the interview.
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