CJ Entertainment has released an impressive trailer for a war film titled 'Battleship Island', from director Ryoo Seung-wan. Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in 1944, the film is about the 400+ Koreans that were conscripted into slave labor mining coal on an island known as "Battleship Island". The main cast includes Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki and Lee Jung-hyun.
Playing like an updated version of Park Chan-wook's Oldboy set in the world of online video games, Park Kwang-hyun's Fabricated City tracks the efforts of a desperate gamer to uncover the forces behind his unjustified imprisonment for murder. Featuring a fast-paced plot and a snappy visual style, Park's absorbing third feature should appeal equally to high-tech enthusiasts and action film fans.
Saigon Bodyguards reflects the undergoing globalization of the film industry. Produced by Canadian based Rhombus Media and Korean giant CJ Entertainment, this Vietnamese action comedy is helmed by Japanese director Ken Ochiai (The Tiger Mask, Ninja the Monster). Probably due to its international nature, the film quite stands out from other Southeast Asian productions, which mostly generate variations of the romantic comedy.