Ma Dong-seok will be playing the role of a police officer in The Outlaws, which is set to hit the big screen on Tuesday. Ma is best known for his supporting roles in movies like The Neighbor, Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time, The Unjust, and Train to Busan.
The movie is directed by Kang Yoon-sung, who last directed a movie back in 2007 (Last Concert). Kang has gone one step ahead this time as he has also worked on the movie’s screenplay. However, it was Ma who had first conceived the idea while drinking at Kang’s house back in 2013. Four years down the line, the crime action film is set to enthrall the Korean audiences, who have had a penchant for the genre.
The film is based on a real event that took place in 2007 in Seoul’s Guro District. Notoriously known as the “Heuksapa Incident”, the plot revolves around the war for supremacy between the local gang and the new “Heuksapa” bad boys from China. Will the police, led by Veteran officer Ma Seok-do, succeed in restoring the much-needed peace after seeing off the threat posed by the Heuksapa boss, Jang Chen, played by Yoon Kye-sang?
Famously known as Don Lee, Ma has starred in 58 films ever since he made his on-screen debut in 2004 with a small role in Dance with the Wind.
“When I was young, my dream was always changing,” said Ma during the press conference for the film at Mega Box Theater in Dongdaemun, Seoul, last month. “At first, I wanted to become a baseball player, then a boxer and then a police officer. My dreams to be a baseball player and a boxer slowly faded away but I still want to be a police officer and run after villains.”
Source: The Korea Times