When I heard of the concept and later saw the stills and trailer for the upcoming movie A Werewolf Boy with Song Joong Ki and Park Bo Young, the first thing to pop into my (and likely a lot of other people’s) mind was Edward Scissorhands. Its still a fantastic movie even nearly twenty years later, because the themes of being an outsider (literally), alienation, and the longing for human connection is timeless and universal. Transplant Edward in the suburbs to wolfboy Joong Ki in a fifties Korean countryside town and voila, instant remake! The movie premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and I’ve heard rumblings that it’s pretty and the acting by the two leads are solid, but the story is not-so-good. I’m fine not watching for the story and just enjoying it for the frail prettiness of a love that looks doomed from the start. Check out the cool new photo spread of the two leads doing a lost-in-a-Grimm-Fairytale-forest concept. Not sure why Song Joong Ki has a Bride of Frankenstein hair (minus the white stripe), but he’s got the startled deer-in-headlights expression down pat.
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