Three of Korea’s most popular and talented leading men will join forces to helm “Battleship Island,” a film based on the massive prison break from Hashima Island, a forced labor camp. The film will be Song Joong Ki’s first major project after the success of KBS’ megahit “Descendants of the Sun” last year.
According to a report by Drama Beans, Song Joong Ki will be joined by veteran actor So Ji Sub and Hwang Jung Min. The report indicated that for the movie, So Ji Sub plays the role of a common street fighter who becomes one of the key characters in the escape.
Hwang Jung Min, for his part, plays the role of a musician and a dedicated father who, instead of heading for Japan, finds himself in Battleship Island instead. Song Joong Ki plays the role of a soldier who is sent to “Battleship Island” to protect a key figure in the rebellion and escape.
The film is based on the experience of over 400 Koreans who have been forced into labor for a coal mine controlled by the Japanese. The film revolves around the Koreans’ attempt to escape the underground labor camp to freedom at the risk of their own lives.
“Battleship Island” is expected to become the next critically acclaimed film by Ryu Seung Wan who directed “Veteran” in 2015. The film’s historical premise , as well as the inclusion of veteran actors in its roster seems to already be piquing the audience’s interest about the film,.Kpopstarzreported
While audiences anticipate the opening of the film, which is expected to open in theaters this July, fans of Song Joong Ki are already anticipating what the actor will take on as his next project. It was recently reported that the actor is opting to take a break following his grueling schedule for the past year so that he could concentrate on enjoying his life in his 30s. While no announcement has been made by his label Blossom Entertainment yet, fans believe that there is still a strong possibility that the actor will return for “Descendants of the Sun” Season 2 along with his leading lady and rumored girlfriend Song Hye Kyo.