The Korean Star Returns for New Epic Pitting Man Against Tiger God
THE TIGER, set back in 1920s Korea, is directed by Park Hoon-jung. Per a Japan Times article on the film’s background, Choi Min-sik “stars as renowned hunter Man-duk,” as he pursues “the last tiger… revered as god of the mountain.”
THE TIGER won’t be Park and Choi’s first rodeo collaborating. Park wrote the script for 2010’s Choi-starring I SAW THE DEVIL, and got behind the camera to direct gangland saga NEW WORLD in 2013. Both films were crucial chapters in Choi’s ascendance to the top of Korean film over the past fifteen years.
The winning streak has seen Choi earn both box-office gold and numerous accolades, in a variety of roles and genres, working with big names of directing as Park Chan-wook, Ryoo Seung-wan, and French filmmaker Luc Besson (2014’s LUCY).
It would appear that Choi’s newest turn will return him to the department of whuppin’ ass. If the meeting between OLDBOY himself and a TIGER GOD doesn’t get your historical-action-havoc blood flowing, you better check your pulse. Or check out the newest trailer for THE TIGER: AN OLD HUNTER’S TALE below.