Kim Jee-woon is known to be one of the most successful directors coming from South Korea. Best known for genre masterpieces like “A Bittersweet Life” and “I Saw the Devil”, among others, his last output, the anime adaptation “Illang: The Wolf Brigade” was met with a lukewarm response both commercial and critically. Never one to stay stuck to a genre or formula, he looks to bounce back to winning ways with his next project “Klaus 47”, a French-Korean co-production tv series.

Actress Lee Ha-nee, best known internationally for starring roles in the smash hit “Extreme Job” and the Choi Min-sik starring thriller “Heart Blacked“, is presently said to be considering an offer for a leading role in the series, according to her agency.

Lee Ha-nee on the set of “Heart Blackened”

“Klaus 47” is based on real events surrounding a lobbyist in the arms industry who shook up the world of French politics. Originally a Taiwanese character, the lobbyist will be turned into a Korean character for the series.

The four-episode series will be produced by major French network Canal+.