It’s another movie for Hyun Bin! He’s probably still smarting from the epic fail in ratings and quality of his last K-drama Hyde, Jekyll, Me, but more likely just making savvy project choices in film due to the continued uneven quality of television fare. Filming has wrapped for Binnie’s upcoming North and South Korean thriller movie Cooperation costarring Yoo Hae Jin and Kim Joo Hyuk, and now he’s rolling this summer into filming Kkoon with Yoo Ji Tae. I’m more interested in the swindler themed Kkoon, with Binnie playing a master conman who has fleeced over 30,000 people with dogged prosecutor Yoo Ji Tae hot on his heels. His MO is to con other shysters and in this movie he goes after one final big con on another master swindler.
Kkoon will mark the first major directorial effort for director Jang Chang Won, who worked as the assistant director on movies such as Battlefield Heroes, Happy Murderer, and The Happy Life. It’s slated for a 2017 premiere in theaters. Can’t wait to see Binnie playing a swashbuckling swindler type, hope the movie is more free wheeling than serious fare.