TAKEN Star Takes His Particular Set of Skills East for OPERATION CHROMITE
Widely respected, Oscar-nominated thespian. Blockbuster starring, ass kickin’ superstar. Budding comedian. Liam Neeson, one of the biggest names in cinema worldwide, is bringing his dynamic talents to a blockbuster Korean movie.
First reported in August by Variety, Neeson will be starring in the South Korea production OPERATION CHROMITE. Now, per a January 12 Korea Times article, Neeson has touched down overseas to begin shooting the film.
CHROMITE will chronicle 1950’s Battle of Inchon, one of the culminating events of the Korean War. Specifically, per The Korea Times, it will “center on a secret intelligence unit that spied on North Korea to prepare for the historic battle.”
Neeson will portray iconic American military general Douglas MacArthur. In the past, some of cinema’s most respected actors, including Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, and Henry Fonda, have taken the role of the five-star general.
OPERATION CHROMITE has gathered several of the biggest talents in the Korean movie industry. Opposite Neeson are Lee Jung-jae, fresh off of 2015 sensation ASSASSINATION, and Lee Beom-soo. Overseeing the production is Korean movie director John H. Lee, coming off of last year’s THE THIRD WAY OF LOVE.
OPERATION CHROMITE adds to what could be another huge year for Liam Neeson. The long-gestating, hotly anticipated American-Japanese production SILENCE, starring the actor alongside Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and director Martin Scorsese, is also on the way in 2016. Ladies and gents, it’s Neeson Time.