[Yonhap / MHN Roh Pooleun] The upcoming action film "Deliver Us From Evil" is set to catch the attention of South Korean film buffs for its collaboration between Cannes-invited director Hong Won-chan and "Parasite" cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo.
It is also in the media spotlight for being the first collaboration between star actors Hwang Jung-min and Lee Jung-jae after their 2013 hit crime opera "New World." Hwang played the kingpin of a corporate crime syndicate, and Lee was a deep-cover cop and his right-hand man.
The new film revolves around a professional killer, played by Hwang, who plans to retire after carrying out his last mission. But he is embroiled in unexpected incidents as an unidentified pursuer, played by Lee, tries to kill him.
"I've created fresh characters that are hardly found in Korea movies," the director, whose debut feature "Office" (2015) was invited to the Midnight Screenings of the Cannes Film Festival that year, said in an online press conference Friday.
"It was risky for me to direct a movie starring two silver screen stars," he said. "But I largely depended on the two veterans and they made me feel easy as well."
Director Hong asked movie fans to visit theaters and enjoy the action-packed adventure on a big screen under the safe quarantine guidelines to prevent COVID-19 infection.
"Deliver Us From Evil" will hit local theaters in July.
Crime thriller 'Evil' starred by Hwang Jung-min and Lee Jung-jae to hit local theater in July