September 04, 2015 11:39
Actors Lee Ki-hong and Thomas Brodie-Sangster visited Korea to promote their recent film, "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials."
Adapted from the dystopian science fiction trilogy "The Maze Runner" written by James Dashner, the film is the sequel to the first installment, released in 2014.
"It was a lot more arduous than the first film, as the role I play in the sequel required constant running while filming in a sweltering desert in New Mexico," Lee said at a press event at a hotel in Seoul on Thursday. Lee immigrated to the U.S. as a child, but still speaks Korean well.
The first installment in the series, released here last year, attracted some 2.81 million viewers and the novel has become a bestseller.
Lee has slowly established a presence in Hollywood as a promising actor. "I feel truly blessed and fortunate to get a chance to play an impressive role in the film," he said.
In the film, survivors of the maze encounter unimaginable obstacles as they flee a mysterious organization. The film is set to hit local theaters on Sept. 17.
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