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Screen International Magazine: Jee-woon Kim's Next Film Is Live-Action Jin-Roh

posted on by Egan Loo

In an feature published on Saturday, Screen International magazine reported that the next project of South Korean director Jee-woon Kim (The Last Stand, A Bittersweet Life, I Saw the Devil) is a live-action remake of Hiroyuki Okiura and Production I.G's 1999 Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade anime film. In addition to Jin-Roh, the magazine quotes Kim, "I'm also working on a low-budget mystery horror with an American company that I can't reveal yet."

The Korean media portal Osen reported in December 2012 that Kim was "under consideration" for the Jin-Roh adaptation, although the film had not yet been green-lit at the time. Screen International then said in January 2013 that Kim's next project after The Last Stand (a 2013 American film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) "is most likely going to be a Korean film – a remake of Mamoru Oshii's Jin-Roh that takes place in Korea." Since then, Kim directed Warner Brothers Korea's 2016 film The Age of Shadows, which follows a real-life Korean double agent during Japan's colonization of Korea before World War II.

The film written by Oshii (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence) takes place in an alternate history of Japan, where a Special Forces team is tasked with preserving peace in Japan during a time of civil unrest. Special Forces member Kazuki Fuse witnesses a suicide bombing by a young girl, and is forced to undergo retraining within the unit.

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