Squid Game Fame Lee Jung-jae On Making Directorial Debut With The ‘Hunt’: “I Wanted To Create A New Type Of Spy Film”

'Squid Game' Star Lee Jung-jae Makes His Directorial Debut With The 'Hunt'
‘Squid Game’ Star Lee Jung-jae To Make New Spy Movie With Directorial Debut ‘Hunt’ ( Photo Credit – Hunt Poster )

‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae stated that his directorial debut ‘Hunt’ is a mixture of his decades-long expertise as an actor and his dream of creating a brand new kind of spy movie.

Hunt is a narrative about two rival intelligence brokers in South Korea, Park Pyong-ho (Lee) and Lee Jung-do (Jung Woo-sung), who individually chase after a North Korean spy leaking prime secret info that might jeopardise nationwide safety. The two find yourself discovering a plot to assassinate the South Korean president, Yonhap news company reported.

Lee Jung-jae directorial debut ‘Hunt’ premiered as a part of the non-competition Midnight Screening part at this 12 months’s Cannes Film Festival held in May.

‘Hunt’ is Lee Jung-jae’s first film the place he works behind the digicam in his 30-year performing profession, throughout which he has starred in about 40 movies and TV series. He additionally wrote the script of his maiden film.

“Although I’ve been on this world for a very long time, I believed writing and directing are totally different from performing. So I hesitated so much,” Lee stated in a press convention and added, “But I made a decision to take cost of this undertaking and dived into it.”

For his directorial debut, Lee Jung-jae stated that he spent many of the preproduction, which lasted for 4 years, in writing the script. He tried to construct feelings of every character who confronts unknown and unseen spies, and combines them together with his personal model of suspense, thrill and motion from the start.

“As many male actors do, I used to take pleasure in espionage movies. As a director, I wished to create a brand new kind of spy film with Hunt,” stated Lee Jung-jae, who rose to worldwide fame with the worldwide sensation Squid Game.

“Before going into an motion sequence, I assist actors construct their feelings and get deeply immersed within the scenario. I believe this emotional constructing explains the violence and rage behind the motion scenes.”

The 48-year outdated actor-director-writer stated it was not straightforward for him to direct himself. “I do know I can’t do each nicely. I saved that in thoughts from the start. So I attempted to focus extra on performing when actors stood out, whereas I think about directing when directorial elements are extra necessary,” he stated.

Hunt is his first undertaking following the worldwide sensation Squid Game, which introduced Lee Jung-jae numerous main performing prizes within the United States, together with greatest lead actor on the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

It has additionally been within the media highlight because of the reunion of the lead actors, Lee and Jung, from the 1999 drama film City Of The Rising Sun.

Actor Jung Woo-sung, who’s nicely generally known as an outdated buddy of Lee Jung-jae, stated he accepted Lee’s supply to star in his directorial debut due to Lee’s ardour within the undertaking, not due to their decades-long friendship.

“I attempted to distance myself from his undertaking and see it from an goal viewpoint,” he stated. “I believed he was able to do it. I understand how a lot effort he has put into it.”

Lee Jung-jae starrer Hunt will hit Korean screens on August 10.

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