The film, titled Inrang, is a remake of the 1999 Japanese animated thriller Jin-Roh (“Man-Wolf”). Directed by Hiroyuki Okiura, Jin-Roh was the third adaptation of Mamoru Oshii’s Kerberos Saga manga, Kerberos Panzer Cop, after the two live-action films: The Red Spectacles and StrayDog: Kerberos Panzer Cops, which were released across Japan in 1987 and 1991, respectively. The American release was titled as Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade.
Jee-won, who won the Best Director Award for I Saw the Devil and is renowned for tackling a whole gamut of genres, has a star-studded cast at his disposal for this movie, which would feature Kang Dong-won and Han Hyo-joo in the leading roles. Shinee’s Choi Min-ho will be appearing in a supporting role. Heo Joon-ho, who won critical acclaim and the Best Supporting Actor award at the 41st Grand Bell Awards for his breathtaking performance in the 2003 box office hit Silmido, will make a special appearance in the movie. Jung Woo-sung, Kim Mu-yeol and Han Ye-ri round off the film’s cast. If the rare chance to see actors of such high caliber and reputation in one single movie isn’t tempting enough, the plot sure will be.
Based on the Korean Dream of a unified Korea, Inrang will portray the future story of a period when North Korea and South Korea have declared their unification plans, which they have been working on for the last 7 years. As protests, both in favor of and against the integration, grow intense, a special police force is formed to neutralize an anti-unification terrorist group.
The shooting for Inrang has already commenced in the last week of July this year, and the movie is set to be released in 2018.