Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hallyu Star Jang Dong-Gun’s Hollywood Debut

Hallyu star Jang Dong-Gun will be making his long awaited Hollywood movie debut this December. The film ‘Warrior’s way’ was shelved away since 2008 when it finished production, the issue was they had trouble finding investors and distributors. The fate of the film looked dim until Relativity Media picked up the distribution rights to the 45 million dollar film in August this year. The film will finally see the light of day with its limited nationwide release in December.

Jang Dong-Gun is following in the footsteps of Rain, Lee Byung Hun starring in Hollywood Films! Rain has starred in ‘Speed Racer’ and ‘Ninja Assassin’. Lee Byung Hun has starred in ‘When the Rain Comes’ and ‘GI Joe’. It is exciting that Hallyu star Jang Dong-Gun is taking on Hollywood too. Reading the synopsis of ‘Warrior’s Way’ reminds me of Tom Cruise’s ‘The Last Samurai’ where there is a blend of two cultures. In ‘Warrior’s Way’ there is a clash between assassins and western cowboys. The film also stars Kate Bosworth and our Aussie Geoffrey Rush. No release date has been set for Australia. I think they want to see how it goes in USA first before they consider opening it up in other countries. Like Ninja Assassin, it did average in the US so in the end it wasn’t released in Australia and the film went straight to DVD. I hope it does well!

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