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Posted : 2007-08-06 19:28
Updated : 2007-08-06 19:28

Zo to Appear in Epic Movie


Actor Zo In-sung will model for Levi’s Premium line which will hit stores mid-August. / Yonhap
By Sa Eun-young
Staff Writer

Korea's heartthrob Zo In-sung will join hands once again with director Yu Ha in an epic movie set during the Goryeo Kingdom (918-1392). The movie has yet to be titled, but will be produced by Opus Pictures and makes a fresh attempt at dealing with homosexual love. Zo and Yu last worked together in 2006 ‘’A Dirty Carnival”, which won Zo the lead male actor award at the 2006 Korea Film Awards.

In the movie, Zo will appear as a Goryeo warrior, balancing a romance between both a male and female counterpart, but Yu clearly stated the movie as ``a love story between men,’’ Yonhap News Agency reported. The scenario will be completed around the end of September, while other cast members have yet to be decided on.

Zo had many options for his last work before his compulsory military service, but his trust in Yu was the main reason he Zose to appear in the film without even knowing the exact details of the movie. Director Yu has been widely acclaimed by moviegoers and critics alike for bringing out violence and collectivity from deep within the human soul, as well as for his provocative view on conventional ideas. His movies include ‘’Crazy Marriage” in 2001, ‘’Spirit of Jeet Keun Do” in 2004 and ‘’A Dirty Carnival.”

Zo will train in martial arts beginning late August to make himself fit for the role of a warrior. As the setting is during the Goryeo period, he will not only learn horseback riding and fencing, but will also be taught to play the geomungo.

The epic movie will be a new attempt for Zo who is well known for his urban stylish looks.

Speaking of stylish looks, Levi’s announced Friday that they have Zosen Zo to model its Premium line starting mid-August because his sophisticated fashion style goes well with the line’s image.

eysa@koreatimes.co.kr

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