Shingijeon / The Divine Weapon (South Korea) - Korean actor Jeong Jae-yeong new project.
A promising South Korean blockbuster is Shingijeon, directed by Kim Yoo-jin.
This 10 billion won movie is a period piece.
It's set in the Joseon Dynasty (1392 to 1910). "Shingijeon" is the name of a weapon that King Sejong, the creator of Hangul, the Korean alphabet, ordered his scientists to develop in the 15th century. The rocket-propelled weapon fires multiple arrows carrying small bombs over a great range. The production team made the now-defunct weapon using authentic designs from history books.
The movie is filled with epic battle sequences between secret agents assigned to protect the development of this weapon of mass destruction. The Chinese do not want the weapon to be developed. Possible parallels with the world today and the problem of the proliferation of nuclear weapons?
Ahn Seong-gi plays King Sejong, and Jeong Jae-yeong plays Seol-ju, who falls in love with the daughter of one of the key scientists working on the weapon. Seol-ju has to protect his love interest from a gang of Chinese agents determined to stop the Koreans and their arms industry.
The movie will arrive in theaters in April.