January 17, 2011 11:48
Actor Lee Byung-hun will begin filming the Hollywood movie "G.I. Joe 2" in June, his management agency BH Entertainment announced on Sunday.
Lee gained worldwide fame when he played the role of Storm Shadow in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" in 2009. The film is an adaptation of a comic that involves clashes between the G.I. Joe Team, who defend world peace, and an evil cabal called Cobra Command.
The first movie made US$321.3 million around the world, which is the highest for any Hollywood film with a Korean actor. The sequel is being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the screenwriters of the hit movie "Zombieland."
Lee will start preparing for the new film in May and leave for the U.S. for shooting in June. The movie is slated to be released in the summer of next year.
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