Two of South Korea’s most beloved actors, Song Kang-ho and Lee Byung-hun, are set to team up for the fourth time for “The King” director Han Jae-rim’s latest film titled “Emergency Declaration” (literal translated title).
The film is billed as a disaster drama set in a plane and will boast of a suspenseful plot and colorful characters. The title comes from the aviation term that describes the action of declaring an emergency to perform an unconditional landing when faced with a disaster and normal operation is no longer an option due to the captain’s judgement.
This will also be the third time Han Jae-rim and Song Kang-ho collaborate, having previously worked together on “The Show must Go On” and “The Face Reader”. Both Song Kang-ho and Lee Byung-hun have previously worked together on Park Chan-wook’s “JSA: Joint Security Area” and Kim Jee-woon’s “The Good, The Bad, The Weird” and “The Age of Shadows“.
Song Kang-ho is coming off a hot 2019, having featured in the record-breaking “Parasite” as well as the period drama “The King’s Letters“. Lee Byung-hun, meanwhile, is gearing up for the release of “Ashfall“, his only film of 2019, which also sees him team up with superstars Ha Jung-woo and Ma Dong-seok.
“Emergency Declaration” is set to go on the floors early next year, with a release expected in the latter half of 2020.