Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi film Jung_E depicts a dystopian society through director Yong Sang-ho’s iconic dark and enigmatic characters and futuristic settings.
Yeon, who has told stories through zombies with Train to Busan (2016) and through giant supernatural monsters with Hellbound (2021), is bringing AI robots to the latest sci-fi project in a genre uncommon in South Korea. I chose
In this cyberpunk movie, Yeon said he wanted to depict the AI robot in the most Korean way by naming the movie “Jung_E”, a common Korean name.
“While filming the Hellbound episodes, it occurred to me to create a somewhat unfamiliar sci-fi genre filled with elements such as machines, factories and a dystopian mood. Jung_E. At the same time, I wanted to ask if humanity is only human.” told reporters at a press conference.
He said the English title is written as “Jung_E” instead of Jung-yi or Jeong-yi, and hopes that viewers around the world on the Nexflix platform will pronounce the main character’s name correctly. increase.
A researcher named Seo-hyun (Kang Soo-young) is working on a brain-cloning experiment called Jung Yi, named after her late mother, Yoon Jung-yi (Kim Hyun-joo). Jung-yi was a legendary soldier who entered a vegetative state after participating in battle many years ago. The Jung_E project is now critical to winning the civil war facing humanity.
When Seohyun learns that her mother went to the war to pay for Seohyun’s lung tumor surgery, she feels guilty every time she tests her mother’s clone, Jung_E, at the institute.
Jung_E’s last memory is Jung-yi’s determination to spare no effort to fight for his sick daughter.
Yeon is famous for tweaking familiar genres and styles by depicting wall-breaking issues in a distinctly Korean way.
Set in the 2100s, the mother-daughter relationship brings the audience closer to a storyline that might feel foreign in a battle scene involving robots.
Later in the film, actor Kim performs several action scenes inside an AI robot.
“Acting as an AI robot was not easy. I had never acted like this before, so I was very scared. But this sounds a little ironic,” Kim told reporters at a news conference.
The movie depicts Kim reuniting with ‘Hellbound’ actor Ryu Kyung-soo. The two have been cast again in Yeon’s next work, ‘Sungsan’.
“For me, Jong_E had to be Kim Hyun Joo for many reasons, one of which was that the action skills she acquired in ‘Hellbound’ were just too good.” I trust the actors I worked with on ‘Hellbound’.”
Ryu plays Sang Hoon, the director of the research institute. He is also tasked with successfully completing a brain cloning experiment.
“The character I played in ‘Jung Yi’ this time was the complete opposite of the priest I played in ‘Hellbound.’ Sang-hoon is a very naughty, highly wired character with secrets. I listened to Michael Jackson a lot on my way to the set to get ready to act,” Ryu told reporters.
Kim Jung-eun shed tears while talking about the late Kang Young-joon, who returned to the screen for the first time in 9 years with ‘Jung Yi’, and thanked Kang Joong-ki’s passion and concern for actors inside and outside the scene. Kang died of sudden cardiac arrest in May last year. Young said that “Jung Yi” was a Kang-centered movie from the beginning.
“I proposed to Netflix that I wanted to make a movie with Kang in it. Then Kang came to my mind and I thought that she had to be Seohyun to make this story more attractive.So from the planning stage it had to be Kang. said Yong.
“Jung_E” will be released on Netflix on Friday.