July 06, 2019 08:19
A shadow is being cast over Korea's first big-budget sci-fi flick by star Song Joong-ki's divorce from Song Hye-kyo, which hit the headlines a week ago not only in Korea but also other parts of the world.
Shooting on the movie, tentatively titled "Lightning Ship," began on Wednesday in a studio in Daejeon. It took director Jo Sung-hee 10 years to write the script.
Since his debut in 2009, Jo has directed "End of Animal" in 2011, "A Werewolf Boy" in 2012, and "Phantom Detective" in 2016. Song also starred in "A Werewolf Boy" when he was just a budding star and the film drew some 7 million viewers.
"Lightning Ship" has a budget of W20 billion and boasts a star-studded cast that also includes Kim Tae-ri, Yoo Hae-jin, Jin Seon-kyu and the U.K.'s Richard Armitage (US$1=W1,170).
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