This past week saw the release of a new sci-fi action film titled Illang: The Wolf Brigade starring Kang Dong Won, Jung Woo Sang and Han Hyo Joo. The Korean movie is adapted from 1999 Japanese anime Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. It is set in the year 2029 in a hypothetical scenario where the North and South announce a five-year plan to reunite. As is the case with every big decision, there are supporters as well as opponents. Among the latter is a terrorist group that threatens to attack the country. Kang Dong Won plays an efficient member of a special police unit called Wolf Brigade, set up to fight this terror force. Han Hyo Joo plays the sister of a terrorist. Jung Woo Sung stars as the leader of the training camp of Wolf Brigade. The other cast members include Han Ye Ri (Age Of Youth) as a terrorist and Minho of Kpop group SHINee as another member of Wolf Brigade.
All three main leads work mostly in films; with Kang Dong Won having his last small screen drama back in 2004 (!), Han Hyo Joo appeared in many dramas before being busy with mostly films but she did act in W – Two Worlds recently and Jung Woo Sung having his last Korean drama back in 2011 in the form of Padam Padam.
Illang: The Wolf Brigade just hit the theaters on 25th of July and is directed by Kim Jee Woon of The Good, The Bad, The Weird, I Saw the Devil and The Age of Shadows fame. Netflix has acquired rights for the international release of the movie.